Tiffany Wilson Karp
Tiffany Wilson Karp has spent over 11 years bringing innovative medical technology from benchtop to bedside. She joined the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) in 2011 to direct business development activities, build strategic relationships and bring together core members of the medical device ecosystem. She is working with universities, clinicians, industry, investors and startups focused on innovation, patient care and economic growth. She currently leads all day-to-day operations of the Center.
Patrick Strane recently joined the GCMI as a project engineer. He is a 2013 graduate of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering program at Georgia Tech and Emory University. He was heavily involved with the BME Guild, which involved training new students to use the machines in the shop, setting up new machines and learning new machine tools to instruct others on their use. Strane brings a unique combination of mechanical and biomedical engineering experience, preclinical research and machine shop knowledge to the GCMI team.
Kevin Veloso is a biomedical engineering student at Georgia Tech. He assists with CAD design, rapid prototyping processing, assembly and machine shop operations. Kevin also leads apprentice design/build teams for student projects.
McJunkin brings over 20 years of concept development, design, CNC manufacturing and rapid prototyping capabilities to GCMI. Prior to joining the GCMI team, McJunkin was an instructor in the School of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Georgia Institute of Technology to build patterns of applied knowledge in learning design communication conventions and computer aided design to undergraduate engineering students. In addition, he managed the BME machine shop to demonstrate a "clean shop" mentality and founded the BME Guild mentor program that encourages self reliance, safety and curiosity in the minds of young innovators.
Dersi Patel is a senior biomedical engineering student at Georgia Tech. She manages the day-to-day activities of the GCMI Apprentice Program and focuses on QMS organization, design sessions, business development and client communications.