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Associate Professor Kathleen Sienko presents to National Academies

Sienko’s presentation focused on how the Global Health Design Initiative is training students to identify and overcome the challenges of adapting medical devices to low-resource settings, helping them identify unmet needs and then collaborate with stakeholders to meet those needs. | Short Read
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Kathleen Sienko, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Miller Faculty Scholar in U-M mechanical and biomedical engineering, gave an overview of the school’s Global Health Design Initiative during a National Academies workshop titled “Engaging the Private Sector and Developing Partnerships to Advance Health and the Sustainable Development Goals.”

Sienko’s presentation focused on how the Global Health Design Initiative is training students to identify and overcome the challenges of adapting medical devices to low-resource settings, helping them identify unmet needs and then collaborate with stakeholders to meet those needs. It was part of a June 24, 2016 meeting in New York City.

The Global Health Design Initiative works to train a new generation of engineers to collaborate with stakeholders, defining healthcare challenges and then working to address them through engineering design.

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