William (Monty) Reichert
Dr. Reichert's research interests have included biosensors, protein mediated cell adhesion, wound healing and biocompatibilty. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Society. He has also received recognition for his student mentoring, especially in the area of diversity. The drivers of his career were more than 30 years of uninterrupted NIH support from six different institutes, sustained support from the Medtronic Corporation, and the dedication and brilliance of numerous undergraduate, graduate, postdoc, staff and faculty colleagues.
Dr. Reichert spent the 2014-2015 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar in the fledgling biomedical engineering (BME) program at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda where he taught six classes in two semesters and conducted a major curriculum revision to increase engineering content. This exhilarating (and exhausting) experience transformed Dr. Reichert's professional priorities from domestic biomedical research to building BME capacity at Makerere University and in Uganda. With generous funding from the Duke BME Department, Duke University Provost's Office, the Duke Global Health Institute, the Pratt School of Engineering, and the Duke Africa Initiative, Dr. Reichert launched the Duke-Makerere BME Partnership to accelerate the development of biomedical engineering in Uganda.