The 2014 BIOE Awards for Faculty Teacher/Mentor, Graduate Student TA/Mentor and Staff were announced on Friday, March 21 during the annual Rushmer Lecture. Award recipients include Barry Lutz, Wilbert Copeland and Elizabeth Soberg.
Save the date! UW Bioengineering’s Graduation Celebration will be held on Friday, June 13th, 2014 in Hogness Auditorium
2014 Rushmer Lecture: Paul Yock, Stanford University: The (radically) changing landscape in biomedical technology innovation
Dr. Paul Yock, the Martha Meier Weiland Professor of Medicine and Mechanical Engineering (by courtesy) and Founding Co-Chair of Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University, will present the 26th Annual Rushmer Lecture. The Rushmer Lecture annually recognizes Robert F. Rushmer, the founder of UW Bioengineering.
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”