- 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).
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Bring a box of crayons (24 count or more) to the Office of Global Health (2B410) prior
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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.