Olivia Palmer, MS

Olivia is a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering (imaging concentration) at the University of Michigan. Originally from Minnesota, she obtained her BA in Physics with a minor in Music at Gustavus Adolphus College. Her research couples magnetic resonance imaging with biology in investigations of venous thrombosis and the impacts of exercise on cardiovascular health. Anticipated graduation: Spring 2019.

Experience and Awards

  • 2017: 1st Place Engineering in Biological Systems Technical Poster Session, Engineering Graduate Symposium (Nov, Ann Arbor, MI)
  • 2017: Nominee for Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates, 1 of 2 students selected from the University of Michigan as a nominee for the Graduate Student Awards to attend the Physiology & Medicine Lindau Meeting in Germany, July 2018 (Sept, Ann Arbor, MI)
  • 2017: 1st Place Graduate Technical Poster Competition, Society of Women Engineers Regional Conference (March, Ann Arbor, MI) and National Conference (Oct, Austin, TX)
  • 2017-2018: Graduate Student Instructor for BIOMEDE 599 – Graduate Innovative Design
  • 2017-present: Technology Transfer Fellow –¬†evaluating the technical and commercial prospects of new technologies
  • 2016: Peripheral Vascular Disease Travel Award for Young Investigators (May, Nashville, TN)
  • 2015-present: Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) Professional Development Co-Chair, Activities Co-Chair, Webmaster and Blog Writer
  • 2015: 2nd Place Technical Poster Session Award, Engineering Graduate Symposium (Oct, Ann Arbor, MI)
  • 2014-present: Violinist, UM Life Sciences Orchestra
  • 2014-present: Rackham Engineering Award – Merit Fellowship
  • 2014: Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society Inductee (April, St. Peter, MN)
  • 2013: NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Microbiology at Idaho State University (Summer, Pocatello, ID)
  • 2010-2014: Presidential Scholarship (Gustavus Adolphus College)
  • 2010-2014: Jussi Bjorling Music Scholarship (Gustavus Adolphus College)

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