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Dr. Narayan Yoganandan to Receive 2004 Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award

Warrendale, PA, Jan. 14, 2004 - Dr. Narayan Yoganandan of the Medical College of Wisconsin has been selected to receive the 2004 Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award. Yoganandan will be presented with the award on March 9, 2004 during the Honors Convocation at the annual SAE World Congress in Detroit, Michigan.

This award, established in 1987, recognizes outstanding international research, innovation, and contributions to crash injury protection, biomechanics, and design for all mobility vehicles for land, air, sea, and space. The award honors Arne Siegel, SAE Fellow, whose pioneering crash injury research began in 1954 at the University of California-Los Angeles.

Yoganandan is Professor and Chairman of biomedical engineering in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He is also Adjunct Professor of biomedical engineering at Marquette University in Milwaukee. He teaches courses in impact biomechanics, trauma, crash reconstruction and mathematical modeling, and has presented over 150 invited lectures worldwide, including numerous national briefings.

A researcher and author, Yoganandan's studies focus on the biomechanics of trauma to the head, face, neck, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and extremities using experimental and computer modeling. He has been teaching and training clinicians in these areas for over 15 years. He has published more than 500 scientific papers, including over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 40 book chapters. Yoganandan is on the editorial board of several clinical and engineering journals, and serves as a reviewer for numerous journals. He is also the senior editor of two recent books: Frontiers in Head and Neck Trauma: Clinical and Biomechanical, and Frontiers in Whiplash Trauma, published in 1998 and 2000 by the IOS Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and distributed by the Society of Automotive Engineers.

Yoganandan is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. He has served as chairman or reviewer of grant review committees for agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the Center for Disease Control, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense and the Department of Education, and has served as a member on several of these agencies' national advisory committees. He has also served as a consultant to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Yoganandan received his Doctorate in biomedical engineering from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He completed his Master's degree in structural engineering at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, and Bachelor's degrees in mathematics and in civil engineering at Mysore University, India, as class valedictorian.