The Michigan Daily-Friday, February 12, 1982-Page 3
En gneering to start
Paramedical system unveiled
By LISA CRUMRINE
The University's College of Engineer-
ing is preparing to begin a new
epoperative education program which
may enhance greatly the reputation of
the college's graduates.
Cooperative education programs
allow students to spend three months
learning at school and the next three
months learning work skills on the
job. Engineering companies will pay
the students for their work in .the
IF ALL GOES according to plan,
some students will be placed with
area industries by May of this year,
said Donald Peterson, director of the
college's placement office.
The companies affiliated with co-op
programs are to offer salaried work
assignments which reinforce the
student's eduation. A student would
be hired by a company and would be
given increasingly more difficult
asignments to increase his or her
level of expertise, Peterson ex-
At the present time, the University
of Michigan is one of the few major
universities whose engineering
colleges do not have a co-op program,
in existence. However, the University
of Michigan-Dearborn campus does
offer such a co-op program.
SO FAR, industries around
Michigan seem receptive to the
program, Peterson said. "We have
some who we feel will be interested,
but the economic situation may deter
some companies from participating,"
Dow Chemical Company, located in
Midland, already employees 150 co-op
students and, according to a company
spokesperson, would like the Univer-
sity to start a program.
"WE CERTAINLY hope to have
students from the University," said
Tom Lavvorn, director of the
Education Program for Dow's
Michigan division. "We've been
trying to encourage the program for
the last several years."~
Ann Arbor companies, also, are in-
terested in seeing the University
establish a co-operative education
program. Robert DiGiovanni,
spokesperson for the Environmental
Research Institute of Michigan, said,
"The need for this type of program at
the University is long-overdue. ERIM
has an extensive relationship with
other area schools and colleges, in-
cluding students for the Dearborn
Not only do do-op programs offer
benefits to students in terms of prac-
tical, profitable work experience but
companies say that industry gains
from the programs as well.
LAVVORN SAID Dow uses the co-
op program primarily as a recruiting
tool. "We're able to identify better
full-time job candidates earlier on,
and if we're successful, this gives
Dow a better chance of hiring them,"
"Students do valuable work for the
company in a crew-company at-
mosphere," he continued.
While efforts to set up a co-op
program seem promising, funds for
the program may pose a problem for
the College of Engineering, because
the administration of the program
would require additional funds not
already allocated to the College.
"We're going to try to have com-
panies give us some consideration to
help fund the program," Peterson
said. "We're hoping that major com-
panies will be able to give some sup-
port for the program."
UNDERWRITING programs' costs
would be a new procedure for Dow.
"So far, we're not involved in finan-
cing the cots of administrating the
schools' co-op programs.
By KAREN SANDLIN
County and University medical officials yesterday proudly
unveiled a new advanced medical emergency system that
they say will save more lives.
At a press conference yesterday at St. Joseph Mercy
Hospital, officials praised the new paramedical rescue
system-called an Advanced Life Support System-as the
best emergency medical care available.
"WE ARE BEGINNING to provide to urban areas the
highest level of hospital care of anyone anywhere," said Dr.
Richard Burney, who is the director of the new ALS program.
The Ann Arbor-based Huron Valley Ambulance Service
will operate two ambulances with the advanced ALS medical
emergency equipment. Each of the ambulances will be staf-
fed by two specially-trained paramedics and will be equipped
with advanced hospital-to-ambulance communications, as
well as new apparatus to monitor a patient's heart rate and
electrical paddles to shock a failing heart into beating again.
The greatest beneficiary of the new ALS system will be vic-
tims of heart disease and cardiac arrest, said Burney, who
works at University Hospitals.
"I'M VERY excited about the new service," said Dr. John
Mackenzie, chief of emergency services at University
Hospitals. "And there are certain cases in which it's going to
make a big difference."
Dr. John McCabe, head of the Emergency Medical Depar-
tment at St. Joseph's Hospital, stressed that the ALS
paramedics, who each received 450 hours of special training
in addition to their Emergency Medical Technician training,
are only one part of the effort to save the lives of heart attack
"The rock base of ALS is citizen CPR (Cardio-Pulmunary
Resuscitation)," he said. "ALS will only make a big differen-
ce if citizens will learn CPR and not be afraid to use it."
University Hospitals and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital will be
jointly coordinating the ALS program, but other area
hospitals will also receive patients under the system.
Huron Valley Ambulance Service, Livingston County Am-
bulance Service, and the South Lyon Department of Public
Safety all operate ALS units that receive doctor supervision
either from University Hospitals or St. Joseph Mercy
Hospital. The paramedics will take patients to whatever
hospital the supervising doctor requests, except in critical
patients, in which case the ambulance goes directly to the
'U' Prof. Oberdick dies.
Willard Oberdick, an Emil Lorch
Distinguished Professor at the Univer-
sity's College of Architecture and Ur-
ban Planning, died yesterday morning
at University Hospital of a heart attack.
He was 59.
Oberdick was director of the college's
Building Technology Laboratory which
he formed in 1967, to investigate new
areas in environmental technology.
OBERDICK'S research included
computer simulations of thermal per-
formance of buildings, which enabled
him to chart life-cost analyses of
An advocate of exploring new ways to
conserve energy, Oberdick encouraged
independent student research, while
engaging in his own studies. "In terms
of extraordinary and selfless devotion
of time and effort to the advancement
of education and research at the
college, Prof. Oberdick has become a
legend," said Robert Metcalf, dean of
the architecture school.
He is survived by his widow,
Elizabeth Shepherd Oberdick, and
three sons, John, Frederick, and
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