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Dr. Haggard has been selected to receive the 2013 ASTM Award of Merit

Dr. HaggardDr. Warren O. Haggard is a Professor and Herff Chair of Excellence in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Memphis since 2004. Dr. Haggard has a BS degree in Chemistry from Auburn University and MSE and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Alabama at Birmingham. His research interests are focused on bone graft substitutes, functional tissue repair and local drug delivery for complex extremity trauma with emphasis on musculoskeletal applications and he has over 60 publications and five patents. Dr. Haggard’s current investigations are bone defect restoration and new bone growth, local antibiotic treatment of bone infections, intelligent drug delivery systems, and functional musculoskeletal soft tissue repair. Dr. Haggard has extensive applied research and development experiences and as a medical device industrial engineer for over 18 years and he developed or helped develop over 25 clinically successful products. He has translated two technologies from his university laboratory to local medical device companies. Dr. Haggard is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the Vice-Chairperson of the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Tissue Engineered Product Division and a former ASTM Board of Directors member, former member of the Society of Biomaterials Board of Directors as the elected Member-At-Large and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Orthopaedic Forum and a consultant on the AAOS Biomedical Engineering Committee. He is a past member of the ORS Nominating Committee, outgoing Program Topic Chair for Biomaterials – Inert and a current member of the ORS Basic Science Committee. Dr. Haggard has five full-time and two part-time graduate students and teaches the undergraduate BME Senior Project Capstone class and the graduate Biomaterials class.

Dr. Warren Haggard Receiving his ASTM International Award of Merit
Dr. Warren Haggard Receiving his ASTM International Award of Merit


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