Start this school year off with an internship at The Taylor Collaboration. This internship allows for those seeking an advanced degree in a bio-related major and also Mechanical Engineering to get a hands on experience with a biomedical lab for a period of one month. To learn more and apply visit http://www.taylorcollaboration.org/monthly-research-rotation-internship-program/!
Yesterday the Taylor Collaboration hosted a Synthes AO Course, a bioskill course that is offered to the San Francisco Orthopedic Research Program residents every year. This year they chose to have it here at the Taylor Collaboration. We had three stations for them, complete with sawbones, drills, and c-clamps.
The Taylor Collaboration had it’s last Journal Club with our 2014 REDDI Interns this past Friday. It was organized by intern Ryan Larsen, and the focus was the State of the Art Soft Tissue Anchors.
Robin Parrish grew up in Carlsbad, CA, but she has lived in the bay area for the past 4 years while attending the University of California Berkeley. She just graduated this May after studying Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering. Her research focuses were orthopedics, orthopedic devices, and medical imaging. Several people from Robins lab in Berkeley have been involved with the Taylor Collaboration, and she was excited to hear about the REDDI Program to put her mechanical, medical, and biological experiences together to complete medically-oriented testing and design projects. Believe it or not, Robin actually does have a life outside of breaking bones–she loves camping, hiking, biking, cooking, and reading. Below is a picture of Robin when she just starting to figure out engineering.
The Taylor Collaboration had a productive visit from customer Spine Simplicity yesterday.