CITRIS Distinguished Speaker: Bioengineering Advances for Economically Disadvantaged Societies

This talk will present scientific breakthroughs such as the use of cellular phone for medical imaging in small clinics and rural areas, detecting internal bleeding remotely in rural areas through multi-frequency spectroscopy, a simple electrolytic means for low power electricity, using classifiers to augment lack of expert medical care in rural areas, treatment of cancer in rural clinics and others.

healthcare.gov – Harnessing IT Innovation to Improve the Nation’s Health

The Obama Administration is aggressively innovating in order to use information technology to improve health. Unprecedented amounts of health data will be made available, and the Administration is encouraging the development of Web 2.0 and other technologies to transform that data into useful tools for understanding public policy, selecting insurance coverage and evaluating the quality of providers.

Research Exchange: Advancing Health Through Technology: The Vision of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis

A nurse leader, educator and scientist and a nationally-recognized expert in gerontological nursing and rural health care, Heather M. Young was appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing at UC Davis Health System in 2008. She also serves as the founding Dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.

Research Exchange: Molecule Counting Technology for Personalized Healthcare

Knowledge is power. Knowing of the quantities of specific molecules present in a biological system is fundamental to understanding systems level operation. This understanding is critical for translating basic knowledge of specific molecules into applied medical, agriculture, forensic, and drug development assays, and has created a need for methods that more accurately quantify an ever-increasing number of newly identified analytes with greater precision.

CITRIS Junior Fellow/Postdoctoral Scholar Opening

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) headquartered at the University of California, Berkeley has an immediate opening for CITRIS Junior Fellow/Postdoctoral Scholar in the area of telemedicine and healthcare technologies.

Groundbreaking for California Telehealth Resource Center

UC Davis physicians, nurses and administrative leaders gathered Friday, Jan. 15, to mark the official groundbreaking for the new California Telehealth Resource Center on the grounds of the university’s Sacramento campus. The four-story, $36 million building is designed to enhance and complement UC Davis’ expertise in the field of telehealth, which is the use of high-speed telecommunications for medical services. Read the full article.

Javeed Siddiqui Appointed as CITRIS Medical Director

Javeed Siddiqui, M.D was recently appointed as Medical Director of CITRIS. Dr. Siddiqui’s work to advance healthcare access and quality through the use of technology has made significant contributions to the field. His project management and strategic planning experience in technology advancement will be valuable throughout the CITRIS community.

Ravi Nemana awarded $5,000 by IBM

Ravi Nemana, CITRIS Executive Director for Services and Health Care, received an Honorable Mention Award of $5,000 for his contributions to IBM’s Smarter Planet University Jam. Since 2001, IBM has used jams to involve more than 300,000 people around the world in far-reaching exploration and problem-solving. IBM's Jams provide for collaborative innovation and bring different minds and different perspectives together to discover new solutions to long-standing problems.

Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy Awarded 2009 Benjamin Franklin Medal

Professor and CITRIS Director Emeritus Ruzena Bajcsy was recently awarded the Franklin Institute's 2009 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science. Prof. Bajcsy received the award for contributions to robotics and computer vision, specifically the development of active perception and the creation of methods to improve our understanding of medical images.

UC Receives $22 Million FCC Telehealth Grant

The University of California, in partnership with a coalition of government
agencies, health care providers and others, received a three-year, $22 million
award from the Federal Communications Commission to help develop
a new California Telehealth Network.

Affordable MRI Technology

Of the 1.6 million Californians with diabetes, fully half are low-income individuals and one third are elderly. Currently, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the […]