Bioengineering Faculty Mentors inspire Howard University Students to Pursue Doctorates. More details here.
From left, Nailah Seale and Daril Brown. Both students are recent Howard University graduates who did undergraduate research at UCSD as part of a Howard-UCSD partnership supported by the UC-HBCU initiative. Nailah and Daril have won prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and are incoming PhD students in the UCSD Bioengineering Department. Photo courtesy of the Howard University Office of University Communications.
Our research group is partnering with the IDEA engineering student center to integrate medicine, bioengineering, wireless, and gaming for K-12 STEM outreach. See our PhD student Mridu Sinha below teaching students at Morse high school about the heart!
Dr. Todd Coleman, Associate Professor of Bioengineering and director of the Neural Interaction Laboratory, was named one of San Diego Magazine’s 50 people to watch in 2013 and was on the cover of the magazine. Professor Coleman was recognized for his innovations in developing flexible electronic sensors that adhere to the skin and wirelessly transmit signals for applications in brain-machine interfaces, pregnancy monitoring, and neonate brain monitoring.
Dr. Todd Coleman recently spoke at the 2012 TEDx: San Diego event on Epidermal Electronics and the use of this technology to positively affect health through all stages of life: pregnancy monitoring, neonate brain monitoring, and diagnosis of cognitive deficits in aging populations.
Channel 7 in San Diego covered the event, reporting that over 600 people came to hear the talks.
The Coleman Lab was recently featured in a UCSD News article detailing their recent efforts in using Epidermal Electronics to monitor the brains of newborns to advance frontiers in neonatal health …
Getting this to work with babies who are very fragile, will also go a long way toward demonstrating that the device is robust while maintaining the comfort of the patient. As an added bonus, we’re doing something to reduce the physical barriers between parents and their newborn babies in intensive care, which can only be beneficial.