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From 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 at the Hopkins Club, the Whiting School of Engineering will celebrate two milestones:
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Ilya Shpitser, in the Department of Computer Science, will hold the John C. Malone Assistant Professorship, one of a series of professorships provided by John C. Malone, MS ’64, PhD ’69 to help recruit and retain faculty with the goal of improving healthcare using a systems-based approach. A data/inference specialist who focuses on inferring cause-effect relationships, Ilya will be a member of the new center. His research includes all areas of causal inference and missing data, particularly using graphical models. Recently, his work has helped distinguish between causation and association in observational medical data. Ilya started at Johns Hopkins as an assistant professor this summer, received his PhD under the supervision of Judea Pearl at UCLA, was a postdoctoral scholar in the program on causal inference at the School of Public Health at Harvard, and was a lecturer in statistics at the University of Southampton.
The Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, under the leadership of Greg Hager, the Mandell Bellmore Professor in the Department of Computer Science, is a multidisciplinary research initiative that will foster partnerships among engineers, clinicians, and scientists across Johns Hopkins University to catalyze, develop, and deploy innovations aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare.
John Malone has been remarkably generous in his support of Johns Hopkins, including a gift for the construction and naming of Malone Hall. The building, which opened in 2014, is designed to advance cutting-edge collaborative and translational research and has set a new standard for academic research facilities at Johns Hopkins. The Whiting School is grateful for Dr. Malone’s continued support of professorships and the naming of this new center in the Whiting School of Engineering.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering hosts Shankar Subramaniam, the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Endowed Chair of Bioengineering and Systems Biology at the University of California-San Diego, for a special seminar. Subramaniam will present “Engineering: the sine qua non for Systems and Precision Medicine.” The seminar begins on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. in the Mason Hall Auditorium.
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This unique event offers alums the ability to network online and also hear from a great speaker. Each participant will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and “meet” other alums using a simple but powerful format that eliminates networking awkwardness and facilitates valuable, professional networking. We will then hear from our featured speaker, Tara Johnson.
Dr. Tara Johnson will discuss “Neurodevelopmental Disability Issues from a Parent’s Perspective.” Johnson received her BS in Biomedical Engineering in 2002. She was subsequently accepted by the Johns Hopkins Medical School for the MD/PhD program. She received an MD in 2011 conducting her internship and residency at the St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. She currently is a fellow at the Johns Hopkins Kennedy Krieger Institute researching neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD), and she expects to receive her PhD this year.Register at GoHopOnline
The Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering and Institute for NanoBioTechnology co-host a joint distinguished seminar. Arthur J. Coury, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University, will present “Medical Product Translation: Concept to Market and Beyond with Considerations Along the Way.”
Abstract: Developing regulated medical products through all required stages, whether emanating from academic or industrial sources, has led to the understanding of certain principles required to achieve commercial success. Experiences derived from executing product development protocols have generated a list of dozens of variables that should be considered, including technical, economic, regulatory, even ethical topics, before advancing far in this process. Failure to satisfy one or a few of the “imperatives” generated from such an analysis will most likely prevent achieving a successfully marketed product. In this talk, facts and figures of the medical product “playing field” will be presented. Following this, stages of a typical regulated medical product development plan with pitfalls along the way will be offered. Then, a “case study” of a successful vs. unsuccessful commercialized medical device will be provided and explained in light of the “imperatives.” Finally, a note on the potential value of an academic license to a medical product company will be suggested.
The 2018 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition is open to all student-led teams from around the world that have designed health-related solutions. Student teams will compete in three competition tracks: Designs of Solutions for Advanced Health Systems; Global Health/Humanitarian Design; and Healthcare Apps/Information Technology Design.
This event is sponsored by Boston Scientific and hosted by the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design.
Beth Schrope, MD, PhD, will deliver the 2019 Ilene Busch-Vishniac Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
Schrope, who is an associate professor of surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and an associate professor of clinical surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian, will detail an unlikely journey from Hopkins BME to Ivy League surgeon, with the purpose of demonstrating goal-directed living with the allowance for a more opportunistic approach to life and career.