NICHOLAS B. CRAM 2650 East End Blvd. South, Marshall, TX 75605 | 903-923-3322 | [email protected]
EDUCATION Capella University, Minneapolis, MN Doctor of Philosophy in Organization and Management, Specializing in Leadership
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX Masters of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Texas State Technical Institute, Waco,TX Associate of Applied Science in Biomedical Equipment Technology
AWARDS Federal Grant partner with East Central Texas College and Texas State Technical College for economic funding. ($437,600) Create a nursing and biomedical technology program for Central Texas; Shannon Kessler (ECTC) and Nicholas Cram (TSTC)
Kes Air, Kennesaw, GA. ($50,000). Air Quality in the Surgical Operating Theater And Other Significant Clinical Areas: A Study of the Kes Air Unit. Testing kill zone parameters of ultraviolet light frequency at 254 nm combined with titanium dioxide. Test organisms include s. aureus, e. coli, variant bacillus, and aspergillus. Cram, Nicholas MEng, Noland Shipman MD, and John Quarles
2002 – 2003
TEACHING EXPERIENCE Texas State Technical College, Marshall, TX Instructor, Biomedical Equipment Technology Responsible for teaching all biomedical course offerings and updating curriculum. Revised and rewrote new curriculum for the medical networking course. Created new lab projects in alignment with advisory board expectations in all classes. Register and advise students.
2009 - Present
Courses taught: BIOM 1315, BIOM 1341, BIOM 1350, BIOM 1355, BIOM 2301, BIOM 2315, BIOM 2315, BIOM 2319, BIOM 2331
Texas State Technical College, Waco, TX Instructor, Biomedical Equipment Technology, Coordinator Biotechnology Instrumentation Developed and implemented the first instrumentation focused biotechnology A.A.S. or B.S. Degree Program in the country. Coordinated DACUM and new Advisory Board. Provided course development for new courses including Functional Genomics (WEECUM BITC-2474), Proteomics and Metabolomics and Spectrometry Instrumentation. Developed state-wide articulations with six existing biotech programs in Texas and Career matrix for B.S. degrees at SFA and UGD, Member of Faculty Senate, President’s Inst Effectiveness Monitoring Committee. Placed TSTC on Bio-Houston website (first community college listed on the site). Courses taught: BIOM 1201, BIOM 2301, BIOM 2331, BIO 1334, BIO 2334. BITC 1011, BITC 1302, BITC 2011, BITC 2055. BITC 2341, BITC2411.
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Texas A&M University, College Station, TX Adjunct Instructor - Lecturer Biomedical Engineering Department. Developed and wrote curriculum for two new courses in clinical engineering (BMEN 310, BMEN 410). Advised students on senior engineering projects.
RELATED EXPERIENCE Dominion Biomedical International, College Station, TX President & CEO Co-Founder with Dr. Mike Ruggiero. Expertise in engineering design, risk management, safety consultant, medical equipment repair and technology assessment. Represent company in all contracts matters including sales and marketing, supervision of a staff consisting of 5 technicians and 2 support personnel. Brought company into profit status within six months after beginning operations. Reached gross sales of $1 million after 18 months of operations.
2004 – 2010
St. Joseph Regional Health Center, Bryan, TX Director of Clinical Engineering & Telecommunications 1996 – 2002 Complete management responsibilities for all medical and telecommunications equipment for a medical complex consisting of a 286bed main facility, three 50-bed facilities, a 61-bed rehabilitation center, 3 outpatient cardiac stress/PT labs, 4-bed Sleep Lab, Alzheimer’s/ Independent Living Center, eight rural health clinics, Inpatient/Outpatient oncology clinic, 14-county Emergency Medical Response Unit and consultant for community outreach and home health nursing programs. Supervision of two departments with a staff of 30, including technical and clerical personnel. Budget development and financial control for equipment repair, maintenance, and training in excess of $2.5 million annually. Prepare technology assessment evaluations. Recommend and evaluate medical equipment and tele-communications/pager/cell phone, local and long distance purchases. Consultant for telemedicine projects. Review service contracts for all medical devices. Serve as wireless coordinator and FCC contact for licensing. Present nursing and technical in-services. Prepare FDA reports and advise administration on all matters concerning SMDA. Provide tracking and assessment of medical devices. Serve as member of safety committee, laser safety committee, technology strategic planning committee, equipment standardization committee and management council. Coordinate all student activities for Cooperative Education and Engineering Internship Programs and research collaboration offered in conjunction with Texas A&M University, Biomedical Engineering Department.
PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS “Safety in Healthcare Facilities” Cram, Nicholas & Selby Holder
“Basic Electronic Troubleshooting for Biomedical Technicians” Cram, Nicholas & Selby Holder
“The Clinical Engineering Handbook” Dyro, J. ed (Contributing author five chapters – Nicholas Cram)
“The Impact of Nursing Leadership and the Nursing Work Environment on Nurses Intent to Stay in Dissimilar Healthcare Cultures.” Cram, Nicholas
“Introduction to Clinical Engineering” Cram, Nicholas
“Advanced Clinical Engineering” Cram, Nicholas
“Creating Competitive Edge Strategy in a Medical Device Service Organization” Cram, Nicholas
“Where Have All the Nurses Gone?” Cram, Nicholas 2007 “The Relationship Between Clinical Engineers and Nurses in the Hospital” Arguilla, Lauren and Nicholas Cram
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“How the Internet has Changed Modern Medicine” Casey, Haley and Nicholas Cram
“The Effect of Managed Care on the Profession of Clinical Engineering.” Shas, Mona and Nicholas Cram
“Healthcare in the Space Program: The Space Shuttle, The International Space Station, and the Mars Exploration Mission” Ramsey, Susan and Nicholas Cram
“A Human Factors Checklist for Equipment Evaluation and Use” Hyman, William and Nicholas Cram
“Become Familiar with Networking Interfaces in Telehealth: It’s the Future; It’s job Security” Cram, Nicholas
“Now What Is It that You Do At The Hospital?” Cram, Nicholas
“Technology Assessment – A Survey of the Clinical Engineer’s Role within the Hospital” Cram, Groves, & Foster
LANGUAGES English – native language
MEMBERSHIPS North Texas Biomedical Association Biomedical Engineering Society of Texas
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS Certified Healthcare Safety Professional #1820 – Board of Certified Healthcare Safety Management, Rockville, MD Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician #4320 (inactive) International Certification Commission