David C. Gakenheimer Funds New ICM Graduate Fellowship
Johns Hopkins Engineering alumnus, David C. Gakenheimer, PhD (MechE ’65) has funded a fellowship within ICM to assist in developing and advancing heart research diagnostic methods such as detecting, classifying and treating heart rhythm disorders, including atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter.
Gakenheimer, who has a specific interest in atrial fibrillation, is the principal developer of the Logion Caries Detector, a groundbreaking image analysis software program, currently used in thousands of dental offices. Dr. Gakenheimer grew up in Baltimore and now resides in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. After receiving his undergraduate engineering degree at Hopkins, he achieved a Masters and PhD at the California Institute of Technology.
We thank Dr. Gakenheimer for his generous gift, which will be held in perpetuity to annually support an ICM fellow, starting with the 2013-2014 academic year.