The Institute of Engineering in Medicine

  • Facilitates the integration of engineering principles and novel technologies with biomedical and translational research.
  • Works with departments to create programs in which student scientists can apply engineering and technology to healthcare.
  • Comprises fifteen Centers and over 200 faculty from UCSD’s Schools of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Jacobs School of Engineering.


The GEM Challenge – Phase II Applications Now Open 

March 07, 2017

Applications are now open for Phase II of the GEM Awards; the deadline is April 28, 2017, 5:00pm. UC San Diego Engineering Faculty are invited to propose solutions to the top Phase I proposals. Apply here.

Type 1 Diabetes Symposium: Combining Medicine and Engineering

January 19, 2017

UC San Diego Pediatric Diabetes Research Center (PDRC) and the Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM) hosted a full day symposium entitled "Type 1 Diabetes: New Technologies and Therapeutics". 

Kang Zhang discusses advances in ophthalmology for 2016 Founders Symposium

January 10, 2017

Kang Zhang examines ophthalmologic advances in "Impact of UC San Diego Research in Ophthalmology, Psychology and History", a UCSD TV video celebrating the 2016 Founder's Day.

Center Spotlight


Cardiovascular Science Conference AVB Seminars

"Untangling the TNF-Lymphotoxin-LIGHT Network", by Carl F. Ware

March 10, 2017  |  11:30am - 12:30pm
CNCB, Large Conference Room

1st SoCal Taiwanese Biotechnology Symposium

Hosted by the SoCal Taiwanese Biotechnology Association (SoCal TBA). Register here.

April 8 - 9, 2017
La Jolla, CA

The 18th Annual UC System-Wide Bioengineering Symposium

Translating Discovery into Health Technologies

June 28 - 30, 2017
Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center, UCLA