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BioE Announces First Jane and Jerome Schultz Outstanding Senior Design Award

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh recently announced the first recipients of its Jane and Jerome Schultz Outstanding Senior Design Award. The award recognizes undergraduate bioengineering students who demonstrate outstanding performance throughout the two-semester capstone Senior Design class. Recipients receive certificates and cash awards ($2,100 total in 2021) for their achievement.

Two student teams were selected for the inaugural 2021 award:

Trauma Informed Speculum Design

Hannah Geisler, Oreoluwa Odeniyi, Katherine Miller, Amritha Justin, Neharika Chodapaneedi, Joseph Sukinik, and Johanna Siegel

Pulse Assessment in Distal Extremities After Open Fractures

Daniela Krahe, Seth Eisenberg, Jason Zheng, Nikhita Perry, Connor Gillis, and Kevin Lynch

This newly instituted award was made possible by an endowment fund established by Dr. Jerome S. Schultz in memory of his late wife, Dr. Jane Schultz. 

Dr. Schultz graduated from Columbia University with a BS and MS in chemical engineering and earned a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin. He joined the University of Pittsburgh in 1987 and eventually became the founding chairman of Pitt’s Department of Bioengineering in 1998. He is currently a distinguished professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston.

“We are incredibly grateful to receive such a generous gift from the founding chair of our department,” said Sanjeev Shroff, Distinguished Professor and Gerald E. McGinnis Chair of Bioengineering. “Dr. Schultz established a strong foundation for what our department has become. We have always strived to provide students with a robust, hands-on bioengineering education, and they continually impress us with their creative solutions to unmet biomedical needs. With this endowment, we will be able to recognize our undergraduate students for their outstanding efforts in the area of biomedical innovation and design.”