BME Grabbing the Globe Seminar Scheduled for March 11

Thursday, March 11, 2010

"Healthcare Crisis in the Developing World: What is Engineering Doing about It?" is the title of a seminar to be delivered by Robert Malkin, director of Engineering World Health and professor of biomedical engineering at Duke University, Durham, NC, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in Lecture Room 1 of Van Allen Hall on the UI Campus.

A part of the Randall and Barbara Meyer "Grabbing the Globe" Seminar Series, the talk is free and open to the public.

Malkin will speak about the Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory at Duke, including the DHT-Lab Fellows and the Engineering World Health Summer Institute. The DHT-Lab Ð- which develops new technology to aid resource-poor settings -- has helped launch nearly a half-dozen products. The Engineering World Health Summer Institute is a summer program for undergraduates who work and live in Nicaragua, Honduras and Tanzania.

The "Grabbing the Globe" Seminar Series is designed to prepare Engineering students for global success. It recognizes UI Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy member and retired Exxon USA president and CEO Randall Meyer and his wife, Barbara.