Dr. Marvin Slepian, UA BME's associate department head for clinic and industrial affairs, has had a busy spring.
On March 7-8, he co-chaired the 2019 Virtual Reality and Healthcare Symposium at the University of Arizona, bringing internationally renowned experts to campus to explore the potential of VR in diagnosis and treatment.
Soon after, he was announced as the College of Engineering's 2019 da Vinci fellow, to recognize and support his research and teaching at the intersection of engineering, medicine and entrepreneurship.
And then, just a few weeks later, Slepian was named a 2019 Regents' Professor by the Arizona Board of Regents, an honor reserved for full professors of exceptional achievement and limited to no more than 3% of the total number of the university's tenured or tenure-track faculty.
All the while, he's been helping to guide the five separate Engineering Design Program senior capstone projects he sponsored, including a portable, accessible dielectrophoresis device and a VR CPR training system.
Neither the activity nor the accolades surprise Slepian's students and colleagues.
“There’s nobody on the campus that has more energy or is doing more things,” said Jeff Goldberg, UA interim provost. “He’s working on the most exciting projects we have. Marv brings that ‘We’re going to do everything we can to save the patient’ mentality to everything he does.”