Bridget Bednark - 2019 BAE Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient

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2019 Alumni Honors


BAE 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award Winner - Bridget Bednark

Bridget Bednark (BS, Biosystems Engineering, 2012; BS, Human Biology, 2012) was awarded the Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award.

Bridget is a Sales Consultant for Depuy Synthes Spine, Companies of Johnson & Johnson. She holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Biosystems Engineering (2012) and Human Biology (2012). She specializes in advancing sales and clinical value for Johnson & Johnson’s spine product portfolio of products, designed to improve patient care during spinal surgery. Bridget serves hospitals and clinical staff in the city of Knoxville, TN providing on-site consulting, clinical support, and product education.

During her time at MSU, Ms. Bednark worked as a research technician for the Sakamoto Laboratory where she had the opportunity to work on research focused on nerve guidance scaffolds for spinal cord repair. After graduation, she started as an Engineer for Terumo Cardiovascular systems. She became subject matter expert for blood gas monitoring sensors designed for cardiovascular surgery. In 2015, Bridget relocated with BrainLab Inc. as a Clinical Specialist supporting clinical staff with products for image guided neurosurgery. Through interacting and networking with Johnson & Johnson corporate partners, Bridget changed her career path to medical device sales for J&J.

Bridget has been a continuous and enthusiastic participant in the BE 101 alumni speaker panels since graduation. She has enjoyed mentoring others and helping them progress along their career paths particularly in the biomedical concentration area. In her spare time, Bridget loves hiking the Smokey Mountain National Park, skiing, traveling, and cheering on the MSU men’s basketball team. Go Green!  Congratulations, Bridget.