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Veterans Affairs Employee Earns Biomedical Award

August 24, 2012

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Aug. 24, 2012


Veterans Affairs Employee Earns Biomedical Award


OMAHA, Neb. — The biomedical engineering service chief for the Department of Veterans Affairs Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System was awarded the Advancing Safety in Medical Technology Clinical/Biomedical Engineering Achievement Award recently.


Arif Subhan earned the recognition for “individual excellence and achievement in the clinical and biomedical fields,” according to the award citation.


The award specifically recognizes Subhan’s expertise in critical areas including regulatory compliance, quality assurance work, staff development and medical equipment management.


It also recognizes his dedication in teaching review and graduate-level clinical engineering courses, and his work as a volunteer as the chair of the U.S. Certification Commission.


Subhan has been the biomedical engineering chief at VA NWIHCS since November 2009. He is responsible for management of all medical equipment in VA NWIHCS.


Subhan holds a masters degree in biomedical engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from NED University in Pakistan.  Subhan is certified in clinical engineering from the Health Technology Certification Commission.


He is an adjunct assistant professor in biomedical engineering at the University of Connecticut.


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