OraSure lands federal contract to develop oral COVID-19 antibody test

OraSure Technologies has been awarded a $629,217 contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to develop an Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) for the detection of human anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in oral fluid specimens. Currently, there are no oral fluid-based COVID antibody tests available with automated assays. 

Community impact: EMT Philip Sheibley ’81 ’19P

In recognition of National EMS week, Lehigh caught up with industrial engineering alum Philip Sheibley ’81 ’19P, vice chair of the university's Board of Trustees and principal of venture capital firm Fiberight Investment Partners, about being a certified EMT volunteer and captain of the New Canaan EMS squad in his Connecticut hometown. 

Why did you get involved with the New Canaan EMS?

Clemens '00 named CFO of AdaptHealth

Industrial engineering alum Jason A. Clemens '00 has been appointed chief financial officer of AdaptHealth, effective August 3, 2020. The company is a national provider of home medical equipment, supplies, and related services.

Lehigh ISE Ph.D Alum Xiaocheng Tang '15 Wins 2019 Daniel H. Wagner Prize

A team including Lehigh’s Industrial & Systems Engineering Ph.D Alum Xiaocheng Tang ‘15 was awarded the 2019 Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in the Practice of Advanced Analytics and Operations. This prize recognizes the quality and coherence of the analysis used in practice.

‘Commonsense medicine’ for recovering COVID-19 patients

ER doc, healthcare systems engineer David Adinaro ’88 ’15 M.Eng. leads Secaucus Field Medical Station taking stress off NJ hospitals during pandemic

Earlier this year, Dr. David Adinaro was in between jobs after leaving New Jersey’s St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, where he’d spent the past 17 years. His short-term plan was to return to clinical emergency medicine, where he’d started his career. But before those plans could materialize for the former chief medical officer, COVID-19 began to bear down on the region.

Going solar

Lehigh’s Energy Systems Engineering master’s program helped environmental engineer Sarah Conde ’15 M.Eng. flip the switch on new career with commercial solar developer

When the zombie apocalypse hits the Los Angeles area in the Netflix series “Daybreak,” a teenager observes that a local shopping mall keeps running because it’s solar powered. 

ISE announces 2020 recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in Industry

The Industrial and Systems Engineering Department keeps a strong connection with their alumni and they have been contributing tremendously to our success, in the most various ways, through their own accomplishments and contacts, through their knowledge of the industry needs and trends, and also through their unconditional advice and generous support.