Scott Hollister appointed as the first faculty member to receive the Patsy and Alan Dorris Chair in Pediatric Technology. Hollister, a professor of biomedical engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory, formerly served as a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan.
He is doing pioneering research in the development and translation of 3D printing for biomedical applications such as customized biomaterial scaffolds and regenerative medicine strategies for a wide range of respiratory, cardiovascular, craniofacial, spinal, and orthopedic problems. He has helped save the lives of newborn babies born with collapsed airways by engineering 3D-printed, personalized tracheal splints.
The Patsy and Alan Dorris Chair in Pediatric Technology was made possible through a $1 million quasi-endowment from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, combined with an additional $1 million commitment from Patsy and Alan L . Dorris, IE 1970, MS IE 1972, Ph.D. IE 1974. Patsy Dorris was previously a long-term volunteer for the Coulter Department when the department was formed in 1997 and the family has had an affinity for biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech that spans two decades.
“I am very grateful for the endowed chair supported by Patsy and Alan Dorris as well as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, which will help to enable our work to develop patient-specific medical devices and implants for children,” Hollister said. “This chair exemplifies the special partnership between Georgia Tech, Children’s Healthcare, and Emory to address the need for innovation in pediatric medicine. It embodies a truly unique vision.”
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology