The future of medicine relies on engineering discoveries you and your grad students are working on. Applying new sensors, materials, robotics, miniaturized imaging, devices, uses for big data and remote monitoring to medicine and healthcare can vastly improve what we’re able to accomplish.
Bring your grad students to see how the University of Illinois and the Carle Health System have worked to design a new paradigm for medical education, research and delivery of healthcare from the ground up. Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan will make introductory comments in this event partnered with the Biodesign Institute and the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development.
Redesigning futures: The first-ever engineering-driven college of medicine
Presented by Phyllis M. Wise, professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, professor of Animal Sciences, and professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Light refreshments will follow the presentation.
About the speaker
Phyllis M. Wise is Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Professor of Animal Sciences, and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on endocrinology, neurobiology, and reproductive biology, including the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying estrogens’ actions in the brain. Wise previously served as Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Vice President of the University of Illinois, roles in which she led the establishment of a fully accredited, engineering-driven College of Medicine in partnership with the Carle Health System. Prior to her service at University of Illinois, Wise served as Interim President and as Provost and Executive Vice President at the University of Washington. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the National Academy of Medicine. Wise received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Swarthmore College and master’s and doctoral degrees in zoology from the University of Michigan.