About Us

The Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM) has over 130 outstanding faculty from UCSD’s Schools of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Jacobs School of Engineering, all sharing the objective of translating creative ideas into clinical medicine and novel products that will transform patient care and improve the health and well-being.

IEM was established at UCSD as an Organized Research Unit in July 2008. It has made excellent progress during the first year of operation due to the superb efforts of the faculty, students and staff, and the strong support by the administration and industry partners.

On behalf of the Institute, I would like to thank everyone for these team efforts.

Shu Chien
Director, Institute of Engineering In Medicine
Professor, Bioengineering
Professor, Medicine