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Thomas Nesbitt named CITRIS@Davis Chief Scientist

Thomas Nesbitt has been named CITRIS@Davis Chief Scientist. He is currently the Executive Associate Dean for Administration and Clinical Outreach and is a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine who specializes in rural health and the use of advanced telecommunications technologies to improve access to medical education and care.

Improving maternal health in Mongolia

CITRIS researcher Jaspal Sandhu is working to decrease the maternal death rate in Mongolia using PDAs to assist nurses. He was recently profiled on CNET.

April ’07 Newsletter

Dear Members and Friends of CITRIS,

am just back from Taiwan, where we held the second CITRIS-Asia Research
Symposium at the National …

Student competition at CITRIS: $25K in prizes

Deadline is April 23 at 5:00 p.m. for the second annual CITRIS White Paper competition, which will give away $25K in cash prizes for the best ideas that demonstrate the ability of IT to address a major societal challenge.

New “hyperlens” brings scientists closer to nanoscale optical imaging

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a "hyperlens" that brings them one major step closer to the goal of nanoscale optical imaging. The new hyperlens is capable of projecting a magnified image of a pair of nanowires spaced 150 nanometers apart onto a plane up to a meter away.

PEER leading way for Tall Buildings Initiative

Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center is leading the Tall Buildings Initiative, a collaborative of universities, government agencies and the engineering community that develops design criteria to ensure safe and usable high-rises following future earthquakes.