Saturday, 13 July 2013

Jan Miller and Xuming Wang in serious car accident

While en route to Perth, I heard the disturbing news that Prof. Jan Miller and Dr. Xuming Wang, of the University of Utah, have been in a serious auto accident in Tibet. They are currently in the military hospital there. Xuming is recovering well from his injuries, which were not as serious as Prof. Miller's.

Prof. Miller has been diagnosed with multiple fractures to his vertebrae in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions, and clavicle and rib fractures. The plan is to stabilise him while plans are being made between the Tibetan government and related parties to transport him back to the U.S.A. It looks like he will need surgery once he returns to Salt Lake City.

On behalf of MEI, I wish both Jan and Xuming speedy recoveries. Xuming is a regular reviewer for Minerals Engineering, while Jan has been a long-serving member of the Editorial Board. I last saw him in Denver in February, where he presented the Wadsworth Lecture at the SME Annual Meeting, a follow-on from his excellent keynote lecture on x-ray tomography which he presented at Process Mineralogy '12 last November in Cape Town. Prof. Miller is 4th left on the photo below, taken at Process Mineralogy '12.



Best wishes to you both, from all the mineral processing community.

24 comments:

  1. I wish both speedy recovery.

    Thanks,
    DMR Sekhar

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    1. Dear Dr Miller
      I'hope you get recover soon and come back to your home healthy.
      Yours,
      Ahmed Yehia
      Egypt

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  2. I wish early recovery for Mr. Miller and Mr. Wang.
    Rajendra Kunwar
    India

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  3. A safety reminder to us all.
    Fast return home and rapid recovery.

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  4. We pray God and wish a speedy recovery for both of them

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  5. This is really sad. I came to know this on Thursday and talk to his secretary. Dr. Miller was more hurt, has broken bones and fractures. Dr. Xuming was less hurt and recovering. Dr. Miller's conditions is little stable now and eaten a bit yesterday. The plan is to make them stable, and fly out to US. He will get surgery done here. As soon as he is here, I'll go see him, and update you. Hoping that he recovers fast.

    Vishal Gupta

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    1. I hope they will recovery from this soon and will pray God for this.

      marco

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  6. Our prayers for speedy recovery to both.

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  7. Sorry to hear this disturbing news and I wish them speedy recovery. Fathi Habashi

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  8. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and safe travels back to Salt Lake City.

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  9. Sorry to hear about this news.I pray for their speedy recovery.

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  10. Thats so sad to hear.......I wish Prof. Milller and Prof. Wang a speedy recovery. We need more inspiration from you......

    Abhilash

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  11. Wishing you both a very speedy recovery. You are in my prayers. Jan, have a safe return to Salt Lake City. Naseem Mian

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  12. Sad news. May I add my best wishes and hope to see both at as soon as possible at the SME meetings.
    Jim Finch, McGill University, Canada

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  13. It is very sad. I wish early recovery for Prof.Miller and Dr.Wang.
    I hope God will sake both.

    Murat Erdemoglu

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  14. This is sad news and I wish them both a speedy recovery.

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  15. I'm so sorry to learn the sad news. May GOD bless Prof. Miller.
    If They need assistance in China, please let me know, as the IMPC family members, prof. Sun and Doct. Han long and I all would make every efforts to give a hand.
    Best wishes for their quick recovery.

    Kind Regards.

    WANG Dianzuo

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  16. My best wishes to Professor Miller and Dr. Wang. I wish them both a speedy recovery.
    MaurĂ­cio L Torem

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  17. I hope a fast and complete recovery for Prof. Miller and Dr. Wang. Prof. Miller, best wishes.
    Mustafa Akser

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  18. I wish both of the safe return to home. You may find more update about them in this weblog:
    http://drmillerupdate.wordpress.com/

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  19. My thoughts and prayers go out to you Dr Miller. Get well soon!
    Denise Doerr

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  20. I wish both of them a speedy recovery and pray god to minimise their pain.

    Regards
    P V R Murthy
    India

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  21. It has been over two and one-half months since Dr. Jan Miller and Dr. Xuming Wang were injured in an auto accident in Tibet (9 July 2013). Both have come a long way in their recoveries since that day.

    Dr. Wang has not had to have any surgery for his broken vertebra, but he does continue to wear his custom brace and will keep using it until his doctor tells him he can remove it. This should happen early this month (October). He is not allowed to drive yet, so rides our buses to get around town.

    Dr. Miller has been undergoing regular and rigorous physical therapy, including walking about 2 miles regularly. These activities have been strengthening him and building up his endurance. He has been allowed to remove his chest brace, and is wearing his neck brace only occasionally. While he has been walking with a walker, this, too, is becoming a thing of the past. No surgery has been necessary for any of his broken bones, not even the broken vertebrae. However, he is scheduled for knee replacement surgery in November, and will also have to have surgery for his injured shoulder. These may set him back a bit, but with God’s grace and Dr. Miller’s determination we expect he will recover from these surgeries, as well. It is expected that Dr. Miller will be in rehabilitation for the duration of the first semester.
    Dorrie Spurlock, University of Utah

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  22. Get well soon.. My prayer for a fast recovery.

    car accident utah

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