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In memoriam: Craig Lanning

Former bioengineering instructor Craig Lanning passed away on December 19, 2021. Lanning played an instrumental part in helping build the Department of Bioengineering where he conducted research and later taught undergraduate courses at CU Denver.

Lanning’s research centered around the development of new methods for cardiac care, and he received the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine Nightingale Prize for his research paper detailing a novel prosthetic heart valve. He also developed a new method for digitizing cardiac echocardiographic scans to help physicians better diagnose whether a heart transplant recipient was accepting or rejecting the new organ, a method that is still in use in clinics today.

Lanning was passionate about teaching and frequently went above and beyond for his students. Read his obituary here.




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