The proposal is a collaboration between faculty in the Medical School, SNRE, the Rackham Graduate School and the College of Engineering. Borrowing from the long term successes realized with programs between the Medical School and Ghana, EM-PACE will develop a partnership with the government and educational institutions within Ethiopia focused on graduate training and research collaborations on the topics of health, environment and graduate science education. Through this program, Ethiopian students and physicians will earn advanced graduate degrees in Ethiopian Institutions but in partnership with U-M faculty and graduate students.
Love is one of eight investigators for the project. She and Associate Professor Kathleen Sienko of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering at U-M will lead the engineering aspect of the platform. They will focus on water quality, sanitation, project design for low cost medical devices and development of joint medical, biomedical and environmental engineer student projects.