Olivia Palmer, MS

Olivia is a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering (imaging concentration) and the University of Michigan. Originally from Minnesota, she obtained her BA in Physics with a minor in Music at Gustavus Adolphus College. Her research focuses on venous thrombosis and the impacts of exercise on cardiovascular health. 

Experience and Awards

  • 2016: Peripheral Vascular Disease Travel Award for Young Investigators¬†
  • 2015-present: Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) Professional Development Co-Chair, Activities Co-Chair
  • 2015: Technical Poster Session Award, Engineering Graduate Symposium
  • 2014-present: Violinist, UM Life Sciences Orchestra
  • 2014-present: Rackham Engineering Award – Merit Fellowship
  • 2014: Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society Inductee
  • 2013: NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Microbiology at Idaho State University
  • 2010-2014: Presidential Scholarship (Gustavus)
  • 2010-2014: Jussi Bjorling Music Scholarship (Gustavus)