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New Horizons: From Vision to Impact
Over the past two years, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and the associated coronavirus disease (COVID-19), have greatly impacted our lives. This pandemic has revealed how our healthcare systems were not prepared for this major challenge, especially with respect to treatment, rapid diagnosis, and tracking, as well as limited hospital equipment, staff members, and resources. COVID-19 will be one of the deadliest pandemics in modern history and continues to strain resources available not only to healthcare workers, but also the general public, while the number of infected people and cases continues to drastically increase daily, especially within the United States and Europe... Read more
Society News January/February 2021
A New Vision
I am honored and humbled to serve as the President of the world’s largest international society of biomedical engineers and scientists. Our 10,000+ IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) members reside in nearly 100 countries worldwide. EMBS provides its members with access to the people, practices, information, ideas, and opinions that are shaping one of the fastest-growing fields in science and engineering. As we continue to face unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, our members have contributed to life-saving scientific advances, published groundbreaking journal articles, and engaged in pioneering technical activities. Despite the significant financial and social challenges, EMBS activities continue to thrive... Read more
Society News May/June 2020
JTEHM: The EMB Journey to Open Access
The ultimate goal of engineering in medicine and biology (EMB) researchers is to improve medical care for patients and communities all over the world by providing a collaborative environment for engineer–scientists and clinicians. In order for this collaboration to occur,... Read more
Society News September/October 2019
Six NICU Device Innovators Share $150K in Awards at 7th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium
Children’s National Hospital and the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) announce the six winners of the $150,000 “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition, each receiving a $25,000 award and the opportunity to participate in NCC-PDI’s... Read more
Society News September/October 2019
What is it Like to Be an IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecturer?
I was actually talked into considering a position as an EMBS Distinguished Lecturer (DL) by one of my Indian graduate students, who believed that some of my entrepreneurial and innovation-oriented lectures would be of great value to the international community... Read more
Society News May/June 2019
Save the Date: 2019 IEEE EMBS International Student Conference
Global Young Professionals Addressing Today’s MedTec Challenges for a Healthier Tomorrow Please visit the conference website to learn more and to register!... Read more
Society News September/October 2018
Using 3-D Printers and Microvolunteering to Improve Healthcare Access
With fewer than 800,000 doctors to meet the needs of a population of 1.3 billion people, India is confronting an immense healthcare challenge. Simply put, how can more people get access to quality, affordable medical care in whatever state or... Read more
Society News July/August 2018
Can AI Truly Transform Health Care?
As scholars have predicted and researchers have now shown, we are entering an age of global artificial intelligence (AI) convergence. Health care is just one area in which AI is gaining a foothold, as evidenced by two parallel conferences held in... Read more
Society News July/August 2018
Spotlight on Francine Kaufman
In 2009, I left my position as a Distinguished Professor at the Keck School of Medicine and the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California to become the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Clinical, Medical... Read more
Society News September/October 2017
Our Next Generation's Reflections of EMBC'17
EMBC is the annual flagship conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. EMBC’17 was held from 11-15 July on the gorgeous Jeju Island of South Korea. The conference attracted around 2,802 participants representing 64 countries. More than... Read more