External Advisory Council
The BME External Advisory Council comprises alumni, business leaders, and academic leaders who provide a high level of volunteer service to the Program, College, and University. The Council’s primarily role is to help shape and evaluate the strategic direction of the BME program. In carrying out their role, members help inform and support the work of the Chair, faculty, and staff. They serve as a sounding board for the Chair and provide advice to ensure that the BME program maintains the highest standards of excellence. In addition, they more widely publicize the activities and accomplishments of the program to students, alumni, donors, employers, professionals and others.
As part of its annual meeting in the fall, the BMEAC reviews the progress of the previous year and presents its findings, highlighting major successes and challenges facing the BME program to the Dean of the College of Engineering.
Anthony Coston, Ph.D.
President/Consultant at Elise William Ventures,
BS, UD ECE
Alan Eberhardt, Ph.D.
Associate Chair of Education in Biomedical Engineering at University of Alabama at Birmingham,
BS, UD CE
Vicky Funanage, Ph.D.
Research at Nemours
Jane Grande-Allen, Ph.D.
Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering at Rice University
Sandra Lewisch, Ph.D.
Director of R&D at Siemens Healthineers
Anand Narayan, Ph.D.
New Business Development Team Lead (Opthamology) at W.L. Gore & Associates
CardioCare Product Manager at egnite Health,
BS, UD BME
Scott Waldman, Ph.D., MD
Samuel MV Hamilton Professor of Medicine,
Chairman of Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics,
Director of MD-PhD Program and NIH-Sponsored Postdoctoral Training Program at Thomas Jefferson University,
Director of Gastrointestinal Cancer Program at Kimmel Cancer Center