May 24, 2019

BME Students Show Off 3D Models Developed with CSC

CSC's innovation work highlighted at the Rapid + TCT Conference held May 20-23 

A team of four Biomedical Engineering (BME) students who work with the Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) recently joined other groups from Michigan Medicine at the Rapid + TCT conference to demonstrate some of their 3D printed solutions to improve simulation-based medical education.  

BME Students at Rapid + TCT
From right to left - Paul Carne, rising junior, has an Epistaxis model developed with Kelly Malloy, MD, in Otolaryngology. Dylan Rushton, rising Senior shows off bones and a mold associated with the developmental infant hip dysplasia training model developed with Clifford Craig, MD, from Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery. Alexandra McCann, BME graduate student, and Saumya Gupta, a recent BME graduate, hold completed versions of the infant hip training model.

Boasting over 350 exhibitors Rapid + TCT, held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, is an additive manufacturing event produced by SME to provide opportunities for attendees from business and academia to demonstrate their products, network and explore the newest 3D technologies.

Pictured to the right we see the BME students showing off their work at the conference in the Cobo Center.

The BME students work with Deborah Rooney, PhD, CSC Director of Education and Research in Simulation, to develop new simulation models. They were invited to participate by Mark Maynard of UM Tech Transfer, and joined William Weadock, MD, Radiology, David Zopf, MD, Otolaryngology, and Albert Shih, PhD, professor in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering.

Michigan Medicine faculty and staff interested in exploring the simulation development resources at the CSC can contact Rooney at



Deborah M. Rooney, PhD

Director of Education and Research, Clinical Simulation Center
Associate Professor of Learning Health Sciences