At current rates of progress, it will take more than 150 years before a baby born in Africa has the same chance of survival as one born in the United States, but an international team of global health experts has mapped out a plan to do it in 10 years. All it needs to get started is $100 million.
The prescription is a familiar one for medical devices designed for use in underdeveloped parts of the world: “They want something that’s fast, portable, easy to use and inexpensive.”
Lydia E. Kavraki, the Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science and professor of bioengineering at Rice University, has received a $900,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
Tomasz Tkaczyk was elected fellow of the Optical Society (OSA). He was chosen for innovation toward the development of cost-effective technologies in optics, opto-mechanics, electronics, and materials to engineer novel imaging instruments, multi-dimensional snapshot imaging modalities, and systems for the early detection and treatment of cancer.
The heart of collaboration between Rice University and the Texas Medical Center (TMC) began beating three decades ago with the idea of a heart that didn’t beat at all.
Jane Grande-Allen, the Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering (BioE), and Christopher M. Jermaine, associate professor of computer science (CS), have been selected to receive the 2016 Teaching and Research Excellence Awards from the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University.