This session will share some historical blandishments and admonitions that may assist in avoidance of suffering on the part of grant-seeking junior faculty. This is based on 32 years of mistakes, and occasional successes, and on serving for 5 years as Department Chair.
Professor and Chair, Bioengineering
Dr. Paul Yager received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Princeton University and his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Oregon. He worked at the Naval Research Laboratory for several years before he was hired by the UW in 1987. Dr. Yager is currently The Hunter and Dorothy Simpson Endowed Chair in the Department of Engineering at the University of Washington. He holds adjunct appointments in the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Oral Biology and Global Health. He has more than 42 grants, 190 published articles, and more than 35 patents issued in his name. His specialty is now microfluidics, and his faculty page at the UW has 3 Microfluidic Manifestos listed that describe, "why do we do the things we do in my laboratory?" Dr. Yager describes bioengineering as the discipline at the interface between medicine and engineering, and believes bioengineering is poised to begin a reinvention of medicine.