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Bioengineering Seminar Series: Design and Translation of New Technologies to Solve Patient-Driven Problems

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

- Free

Guided by the belief that all of the world’s people deserve access to health innovation, Professor Rebecca Richards-Kortum’s research and teaching focus on developing low-cost, high-performance technology for low-resource settings. She is known for providing vulnerable populations in the developing world access to life-saving health technology, focusing on diseases and conditions that cause high morbidity and mortality, such as cervical and oral cancer, premature birth, and malaria. Richards-Kortum is also leading a multi-institutional team to develop a package of 17 life-saving neonatal technologies, designed for low-resource settings while providing the same efficacy a related technologies used in North America, but at a fraction of the cost.

Current technologies are being tested and applied through multidisciplinary collaborations with clinicians and researchers at Rice, the UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, UT Health Science Center-Houston, the British Columbia Cancer Agency. Over the past few years, Richards-Kortum and collaborators have translated these technologies from North America to both low- and medium-resource developing countries (Malawi, China, Botswana, El Salvador, and Brazil).

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Date:
January 21
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.calendar.gatech.edu/event/639119

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Online
GA United States

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Georgia Tech

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Audience
Adults
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Details

Date:
January 21
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
, ,
Event Tags:
, , ,
Website:
https://www.calendar.gatech.edu/event/639119

Venue

Online
GA United States

Organizer

Georgia Tech

Other

Audience
Adults
Cost
$0