Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Avinash Konkani is awarded prestigious graduate student scholarship Systems Engineering
has been awarded the
Michael J. Miller Scholarship
for the year 2012 from the
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
(AAMI). Only two recipients were awarded this scholarship throughout the USA. The Scholarship will be presented at the AAMI’s
National Conference and Expo
, to be held June 2-4 at the Charlotte Convention Center, in Charlotte, North Carolina. An article in the AAMI News (June 2012) announced the scholarship winners.
"Nearly halfway through a five-year PhD program, Konkani says he wants to be a human factors specialist in a hospital or in the device industry. ‘I want to apply human factors in hospitals to make the working environment with medical devices so simple that risk can be reduced,’ he says. ‘Everything comes back to patient safety.’"
Konkani works with Associate Professor
, of the
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
, on a project to reduce noise levels in the pediatric intensive care unit at
, funded in part by a 2011
OU-Beaumont Multidisciplinary Research Award
. Konkani and Oakley have an article in press in the
Journal of Critical Care
Noise in Hospital Intensive Care Units: A Critical Review of a Critical Topic
about this research was presented at the CBR research festival last month. Before joining OU, Konkani worked as an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at
Trident Academy of Technology
, a private engineering college in Bhubaneswar, India.
Summary Systems Engineering graduate student Avinash Konkani was awarded the Michael J. Miller Scholarship from the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Created by Brad Roth (firstname.lastname@example.org) on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Modified by Brad Roth (email@example.com) on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Article Start Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2012