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Healthcare Horizons – GEM Seminar Series

The Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) grant program is a collaboration between UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) and UC San Diego Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM). It was established in 2013 and 19 teams have been funded. Our seminar series, “Healthcare Horizons – Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine,” showcases the GEM projects and provides a forum for establishing more collaborations between clinicians and engineers. The seminars for Winter 2019 will be held at 4:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month, beginning January 28th, in UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute Building, Room 2E-111. The format will consist of prior GEM awardees giving a 15- to 20-minute presentation followed by questions and time for networking. We also will ask clinical attendees to list an important healthcare challenge in their field that is amenable to an engineering solution and engineering attendees to provide a short description (1 to 2 sentences) of their area of expertise. The responses will be collated and sent to all individuals who have attended the seminar and provided their e-mail address. With permission from the attendee, we will also post it on our ACTRI website.

Light refreshments will be served at each seminar.

The GEM competition this year will consist of only one phase with an application submitted by the Clinician-Engineer team (the due date will be at the end of March, 2019). We hope that the seminar series will “galvanize” the formation of new teams to develop innovative engineering solutions for challenging problems in healthcare.

Healthcare Horizons – Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine Seminar Series

Location: UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute Building, Room 2E-111
Time: 4:00 pm
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​Date
​Title
​Speaker/s
Monday
January 28
Patient-Specific Cardiac Modeling Technology for VF Ablation Targeting

Andrew D McCulloch, PhD  –Bioengineering

David Krummen, MD – Medicine

Monday
February 11
Reengineering Monocytes from Peripheral Blood for Immunotherapy Targeting Pancreatic Cancer

Yingxiao (Peter) Wang, PhD –Bioengineering

Michael Bouvet, MD - Surgery

Monday
February 25
Magnetic Nanosensors for Real-Time Non-Invasive Biomarker Detection in Pregnancy

Drew Hall, PhD – Electrical and Computer Engineering

Yu-Hwa Lo, PhD  – Electrical and Computer Engineering

Louise Laurent, MD, PhD  –Reproductive Medicine

Monday
March 11
A New, Thin, Scalable, and Stylet-guided Device with Potential for Paradigm Shift in Spinal Cord Stimulation

Shadi Dayeh, PhD  – Electrical and Computer Engineering

Joel Martin, MD  – Surgery

Eric Halgren, PhD –  Radiology

Vikash Gilja, PhD  – Electrical and Computer Engineering

Martin Marsala, MD – Anesthesiology

Joseph Ciacci, MD – Surgery