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The Office of Global Health (OGH) invites you to attend an ongoing lecture series on issues related to global health and constructive ways to build healthy communities. The lectures will be held twice a month at 12:00 noon CT. Invited guest speakers will share their personal stories and experiences. Everyone is invited to attend. Free lunch will be provided to the first 50 attendees (Lubbock campus only!). Click here for a list of lecture dates, speakers, and topics.

  • Speaker: Ming Chyu, PhD
    Founder & Coordinator, Healthcare Engineering Option
    Master of Engineering Program,
    Whitacre College of Engineering, Texas Tech University
  • Title: Healthcare Engineering: Inspiring Engineering
    Minds to Advance Human Health
  • Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 noon CT
  • Lubbock ACB 110
  • Lectures originating at the Lubbock campus
    will no longer be linked, but they will be
    recorded for viewing on the OGH web site.

Engineering has played a crucial role in bringing about revolutionary advances in health care. Contributions have been made from almost all engineering disciplines, including Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical, Software, and Systems Engineering as well as by healthcare professionals who are engaged in supporting, improving, and/or advancing any aspect of health care through engineering approaches. The purpose of this presentation is to explore a rigorous definition of Healthcare Engineering as an academic discipline, an area of research, a field of specialty, and a profession. In addition, Dr. Chyu will provide examples to illustrate engineering's contributions to advancing health care, as well as future prospects of Healthcare Engineering.

Ming Chyu, PhD, is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and he has received multiple awards for research, teaching, and service. He has conducted research funded by numerous entities including National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, US Department of Agriculture, private foundations, and industry. He has published 180 technical publications in engineering and health care. Dr. Chyu is dedicated to promoting collaborations between engineering and health care, and he has led 40 co-authors worldwide to define Healthcare Engineering.  He is the founder of the Healthcare Engineering Option graduate program at TTU, the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Healthcare Engineering, and the Founding President of the Healthcare Engineering Alliance Society (HEALS).

Want to reserve your meal?

Bring a box of crayons (24 count or more) to the Office of Global Health (2B410) prior to the day of the lecture and we’ll reserve a meal for you!!!!

The Office of Global Health (OGH) will be collecting supplies for the special needs school in Jinotega, Nicaragua. The special needs school serves children throughout the Jinotega region who live with various special needs including deafness, autism, and Downs Syndrome.

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