April 1, 2014: “Seismic Changes of Healthcare Necessitate New Approaches to Innovation: A National Perspective”

Oren Lang-Furr, a Partner at Ernst & Young serving EY’s life sciences clients, will draw on his firm’s extensive evaluation of the new realities emerging in medtech, biotech and pharma and the major adjustments innovators need to make.

April 22, 2014: “The Transformation of Healthcare: Forces, Directions and Implications”

Paul Ramsey, MD, CEO of UW Medicine, will discuss the shift of healthcare toward Accountable Care Organizations, the dramatic changes of financial incentives and the consequent implications for innovations.

May 13, 2014: “Demonstrating Value in Health Innovation: Lessons from Comparative Effectiveness Research”

Larry Kessler, ScD, Chair of UW Deptment of Health Services and former Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA, will consider the coming necessity for innovations to demonstrably provide value and how the experience with comparative effectiveness can help innovators gather the needed evidence.

June 3, 2014: “IT can make a big difference in health: Why hasn’t it?”

Peter Neupert, Operating Partner of Health Evolution Partners and former VP of the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft will draw on his extensive experience with both institutional and consumer aspects of health IT to consider the enormous potential and serious pitfalls that make this area of innovation so challenging.

  • UW Bioengineering professor Paul Yager
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    Paul Yager named in Seattle Business Magazine’s 2014 Leaders in Health Care Awards

Paul Yager named in Seattle Business Magazine’s 2014 Leaders in Health Care Awards

UW Bioengineering professor Paul Yager is noted in in Seattle Business Magazine’s 2014 Leaders in Health Care Awards for “Achievement in Medical Devices”

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    James Bassingthwaighte, team receive recognition for best technical paper

James Bassingthwaighte, team receive recognition for best technical paper

James Bassingthwaighte and team receive recognition for best technical paper published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology during the last year

Winter 2014 UW Bioengineering eNews

Winter 2014 UW Bioengineering eNews. Updates on our research in technologies for global health, student profiles, news briefs and more.

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    Yager infectious disease test mentioned in Puget Sound Business Journal

Yager infectious disease test mentioned in Puget Sound Business Journal

A test for infectious disease intended for use in low-resource settings in development by UW Bioengineering professor Paul Yager and industry partners featured in the Puget Sound Business Journal.

  • Prototype device for diagnosing pancreatic cancer
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    Credit card-sized device enables rapid pancreatic cancer diagnoses

Credit card-sized device enables rapid pancreatic cancer diagnoses

Adjunct faculty Eric Seibel and Ph.D. program alumnus Ronnie Das lead efforts to develop a prototype credit card-sized microfluidic device for diagnosing pancreatic cancer.

3-D imaging eases “liquid facelift” complications

UW Bioengineering professor Ruikang Wang and his lab has pioneered fine-resolution, non-invasive imaging technology called optical microangiography which allows visualization and analysis of small blood vessels.