Leading to improved health and enhanced quality of life
As medicine progresses toward personalization and early diagnosis and detection, there is an urgent need for engineering approaches to rationally design medicines and medical devices. Our researchers are stimulating new ways of combining skills and disciplines at the interface between medicine, science, engineering, and policy. We have strengths in multiscale biomaterials, biosensors and medical devices, functional imaging, bioinformatics, biomechanics, drug delivery and nanovaccines, tissue/cellular engineering, and human factors/rehabilitation engineering. These strengths are being harnessed to provide a unique foundation for developing novel interdisciplinary programs and advancing global solutions to address grand challenges identified by the national academies.