Eric Chudler, associate research professor of UW Bioengineering and executive director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, recently organized an open house event for elementary and middle school students which celebrated Brain Awareness Week.
Students are invited to join the BIOE-AP for an evening with industry. The event will explore how molecular-level interactions drive cellular behavior, and designing new molecular systems for medical applications.
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.
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.
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 is noted in in Seattle Business Magazine’s 2014 Leaders in Health Care Awards for “Achievement in Medical Devices”
James Bassingthwaighte and team receive recognition for best technical paper published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology during the last year
The world does not yet have a Star Trek tricorder. But UW bioengineers are developing devices and technology that may be powerful precursors to Dr. McCoy’s handy 23rd century diagnostic device, and may make improving health faster and easier than ever before. Researchers are answering the call for accessible, rapid testing tools, which can speed the time until treatment starts, helping prevent deaths, outbreaks and disability.