Zachary Rasmussen
Zachary Rasmussen Emergency Medicine Resident Physician at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
University of Iowa, 2014, B.S. Biomedical Engineering

“During my biomedical engineering education at the University of Iowa, the Grand Challenges Scholars Program allowed me to expand my undergraduate experience. By spending a summer abroad in Germany at the University of Duisburg-Essen, I was exposed to international collaboration. My research project focusing on engineering better medicine through development of nanoparticle technology allowed me to interact with top engineering faculty as well as medical professionals. This program laid the groundwork of my training before progressing to medical school at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine where I graduated in 2018. I am now an emergency medicine resident at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center where I communicate with a diverse population of both patients and physicians to provide high quality care in life threatening situations.”