Jeremy Mercuri has been appointed deputy director of the Clemson University Biomedical Engineering Innovation Campus (CUBEInC) and faculty fellow in the Clemson University School of Health Research.
Mercuri joined Clemson’s bioengineering faculty in 2013 and currently serves as the John Witherspoon Gilpin, M.D. ‘82 Endowed Associate Professor.
As part of his new duties, Mercuri will serve as the administrative lead for CUBEInC and facilitate programs in health education, research and innovation and Clemson’s CUBEInC related partnerships with Prisma Health.
CUBEInC is a 30-000-square-foot facility devoted to education and translational research on Prisma Health’s Patewood Hospital campus. The facility was opened in 2011 and has been home to numerous health innovation partnerships and initiatives, including biomedical start-up and orthopedic research partnerships between Clemson and Prisma Health.
As a newly named faculty fellow in the School of Health Research, Mercuri will help lead the development of collaborative health partnerships between Clemson and Prisma Health and study the impact of cigarette smoking on the development and progression of osteoarthritis. The fellowship runs from summer through fall of 2023.
The CUSHR Faculty Fellowship program is a competitive program in which faculty members are selected to spend a semester and summer embedded with Prisma Health. ThefFellow shifts focus from regular teaching duties to develop a comprehensive research agenda with clinical partners, serving as a bridge to additional collaborative research.
Mercuri received his master’s and doctorate, both in bioengineering from Clemson, and then went to work in the medical device industry. He returned to Clemson driven by his passion for teaching and research, but he remains actively engaged in the industry.
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