Tuesday January 8, 2008
4 PM

CIMIT Seminar: The Future of Global Health

Unprecedented efforts are being directed at overcoming the challenges of delivering healthcare in low income countries globally. Previous, though well-intentioned, attempts to implement technologies to improve healthcare have largely failed. “Known, effective, and cheap” are necessary but insufficient criteria for successful Global Health technologies. However, much has been learned.  The CIMIT Global Health Initiative Forum on January 8th seeks to highlight some of the challenges and opportunities in this field. Two CIMIT funded researchers will highlight their current work in the realm of diagnostic testing utilizing microfluidic technology directed at conditions ranging from Avian Flu through HIV. Microfluidics hold significant promise to allow rapid, accurate, and inexpensive diagnostic testing in settings without supportive laboratory infrastructure or personnel. Please come and join in the discussion!

Kristian Olson, MD, MPH, Clinical Educator Svc, Dept of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; CIMIT Global Health Initiative Leader; MGH Center for Global Health Senior Advisor; Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Catherine Klapperich, PhD, Assistant Professor of Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering, Boston University

Utkan Demirci, PhD, Instructor of Medicine and Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital

MGH Simches Research Center - 185 Cambridge Street, Room 3110

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