You are invited to a candidate forum with Gary C. Sieck, Ph.D., candidate for the position of School Director, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering. Sieck will present “School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering–A Vision for the Future–Engineering Health Solutions.”

Thursday, March 15, 10-11 a.m.
Biodesign Auditorium

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Gary Sieck is the Vernon F. and Earline D. Endowed Professor and chair of the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He is also professor of anesthesiology and director of the Biomedical Engineering program, as well as deputy director for research and vice dean for research at the Mayo Clinic.

Sieck’s research focuses on neural control of respiratory muscles. In particular, he is exploring the basis for plasticity and remodeling of neuromotor control of respiratory muscles in association with postnatal development, and pulmonary disease, spinal cord injury and mechanical ventilation. Among his many honors, Sieck has received the Joseph R. Rodarte Award for Scientific Distinction from the American Thoracic Society, was recognized as a Mayo Distinguished Investigator and was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering (AIMBE).

Sieck has served on many editorial boards, including the Journal of Applied Physiology, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, as well as international advisory boards for Acta Physiologica Sinica (China), Anasthesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie (Germany) and Journal of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care (Kazakhstan). Sieck holds a Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics from the University of Nebraska, Omaha and a B.S. in zoology from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

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