Monday, September 22, 2014
(Refreshments served at 10:45am in HSCI-224)
Fig: Hard at work in the lab.
A continuous demand and growth of health related technologies have led the medical industry to become one of the most dynamic sectors of U.S. high technology involving both engineering and medical physics. Specifically, it is projected that this dynamic growth in medical device activity, which at this point includes 6,500 medical device companies in the U.S, will exceed 133 billion US$ by 2016 and will represent over 40% of overall global activity in this area. Further, it is projected that all regions of the world will experience a substantial growth to a varying degree. Within the US, California with 19 percent of the nationís medical instruments industry is a leading state in this activity that adds a high value during manufacturing. This growth coincides with global healthcare needs. In particular, pollution and other factors related increase in cases of respiratory disorders necessitate enhancement of pulmonary functions testing techniques and respiratory process monitoring. This necessity is further supported by the fact that the spectrum of diagnostic techniques related to pulmonary system and its function assessment is limited, compared with those available in cardiology or other areas. From a global perspective, cardiopulmonary diseases and other related areas medical care require development of low cost technologies as it will be discussed.
See the colloquium schedule and its archive of previous talks
Colloquia are scheduled to start Mondays at 11:15am sharp in Peterson Hall 2, Room 110 (PH2-110, map). Refreshments are served from 10:45am to 11:05am in Room HSCI-224 (next to the department office) and everyone is invited to mingle with faculty and students!
We acknowledge with gratitude donations and support from the following present sponsors:
We also acknowledge with gratitude our past donors: The Forty-Niner Shops, Inc., The Northrop Grumman Foundation, Sandra Dana, Anonymous.
If you wish to support the Colloquium, please contact the colloquium coordinator or the department chair. Thank you!
|Date||Title||Speaker and Affiliation|
|June 2||Development of Micro-Devices for Intra-Cellular Recordings in Awake Active Brains||M. Barbic, HHMI|
|September 8||Physics Deparment Meet & Mix||Faculty and
|September 15||Density Functional Theory: A great physics success story||Kieron Burke, UC Irvine|
|September 22||BME/Medical Physics; Assisted management of cardiopulmonary diseases||Christopher Druzgalski, CSULB|
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