Embracing a Bright Future

Welcome to the Center for Medical Technology and Innovation (CMTI) at the University of Rochester! As we embark on another exciting academic year, we are filled with anticipation and enthusiasm for the exceptional group of incoming students who will join us. We are proud to welcome a cohort of talented…

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Lucas Lassinger starts at Med Dimensions!

Linkedin Med Dimensions turns your two dimensional problems into three dimensional solutions for education and surgical applications. We build educational trainers, pre-operative models, and patient specific surgical cutting guides for multiple orthopedic procedures via CT scans. Med Dimensions

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First Annual SMD-AIN Center “Big Ideas in Science and Medicine” Pitch Competition Winners!

CMTI Students Excel in First Annual SMD-AIN Center's "Big Ideas in Science and Medicine" Pitch Competition, Securing First and Second Place!

Each team had to prepare a 3-minute pitch of a venture solving an issue in the medical or biotech space. Once the pitches were approved, students moved on to the presentation round where they presented live over Zoom. The panel of judges, which consisted of 3 University of Rochester Alumni had 5 minutes of Q&A with each of the 9 teams.


First Place winners are Stephen Wells, Hadi Wehbe, and Lucas Lassinger - all brilliant CMTI M.S. students in our program - recently took part in an AIN Center competition and emerged victorious. Their innovative solution for safe trocar insertion, known as STMedical, was a game-changer and earned them first place and a grand prize of $500!

ORIF device

Meet the second place winner, also CMTI MS students! Abbi Miller, Allie Coon, and Sylvia Zhong. Their groundbreaking ORIF device impressed the judges and earned them a well-deserved prize of $250! We're thrilled to see these talented students making waves in the medical technology industry and can't wait to see what they'll achieve next.

Congratulations to all teams who participated and to the CMTI students who took home First and Second place!

CMTI Executive Director, Dr. Greg Gdowski answers FAQ on the Careers Unfiltered podcast!


Episode Overview

In this episode, Greg shares his experiences in both industry and academic settings and how choosing what do next is a difficult decision. He gives clear advice on how to negotiate for a higher salary and to set yourself up for success with the skills and knowledge made during your undergraduate career.

Greg Gdowski

Greg Gdowski

Professor Greg Gdowski has nearly 30 years of biomedical engineering experience and is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester. He is also the Executive Director of the Center for Medical Technology & Innovation which is a program designed for master’s students to foster new ideas at the intersection of medicine, technology, and entrepreneurship.

CMTI Graduates: Where Are They Now?

Recent CMTI Graduate Andrew Hirsh, has just announced his start as Design Assurance Engineer II at NxStage Medical, Inc. Congratulations Andrew, we are excited to see all you accomplish in this next chapter!  Click the link to connect with Andrew!   Congratulations to Julia Schroth, as she begins at Illuminous! Click…

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Jennifer Beahan at GlobalFoundries!

Interested in working for these companies? Reach out to Jennifer on LinkedIn!​ We are thrilled to announce that after time as an Assistant Project Facilitator for Biocomx, CMTI class of 2020 alumni Jennifer Beahan is now at GlobalFoundaries in the Calibration department as an Equipment Engineer. She will be a…

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