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NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) 
Independent Advisory Board

Human Centered Design and Manufacturing

The Independent Advisory Board (IAB) is formed by external experts from medical community, engineering community and industry leaders. The role of the IAB is to provide unbiased feedback to the NRT team and assist NRT team to achieve a maximum outcome.

The IAB consists of:

Theodore Abraham, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Jonathan R. Lindner, MD, Frances Myers Ball Endowed Professor of Medicine, Vice-Chief for Research for the Cardiovascular Division, University of Virginia

Bahareh Behkam, PhD, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Tech

Michael Moreno, PhD, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Director of Innovation for Engineering Medicine, Texas A&M University

Russ Yelton, President and CEO of Yelton and Associates, LLC and Chairman Of The Board Of Trustees at AZAdvances

Elah Bozorg-Grayeli, PhD, Engineering Technical Manager, Intel Corporation

Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, PhD, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin