As part of the appointment of the Faculty Council on Oct. 25, Sandra von Sachsen was awarded the PhD thesis prize of the Medical Faculty Leipzig. The prize is given annually by the Dean for excellent achievements in the fields of Medicine and Dentistry.
Von Sachsen completed her doctorate on ‘Employment of numerical simulations for the comparison of stent grafts in vascular medicine. Use potential, requirement specification and man-machine interface’. The focus of her doctoral work is a simulation-based selection of vascular prostheses for the endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. For the identification of the method’s use potential a user study throughout Germany with 16 clinics was performed for the first time.