BOV member Tamara Baynham to receive Vanderbilt Alumni Association’s 2020 volunteer award

A dedicated volunteer leader, Tamara Baynham, BE’93, will receive the 2020 Alumni Volunteer Award, announced by the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Tamara Baynham

Baynham has served as president of the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni, on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and on the School of Engineering Board of Visitors. She also has volunteered for Reunion, Commodore Recruitment Programs and as a VUconnect career adviser.

“It is an honor to celebrate these alumni, who are leaders in their professions and in their communities,” said Jodie Leeka Kim, BE’10, ME’11, awards committee chair for the Alumni Association Board. “They are shining examples of the impact of the Vanderbilt experience.”

Baynham earned her undergraduate degree in biomedical and electrical engineering at Vanderbilt and her master’s and doctoral degrees in biomedical engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Baynham is a medical device research and development consultant with extensive medical device experience, intellectual property development and clinical research. She has held positions at Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific and Nevro. She also founded Ingenuity Medical Device Research, LLC in 2013 providing intellectual property development, pre-clinical and clinical study development, and medical writing services.

She also is a patent agent registered to practice at the United States Patent and Trade Organization. She holds more than 40 patents granted by the USPTO in the areas of electrical stimulation and neuromodulation therapies.

Contact: Brenda Ellis, 615 343-6314