Welcome to the Institute of Engineering in Medicine
The Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM) at UC San Diego was formed in 2008 to unite outstanding faculty in engineering, medicine, pharmacy, and other departments. Interdisciplinary professionals strive to expedite new discoveries, promote research, and foster industrial partnerships to advance our understanding, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, ophthalmological, and orthopedic injuries & diseases.
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.
Dr. Aran Honored with 2024 SDCEC Outstanding Engineer Award & Appointed Co-Director of Center for Technologies for Healthy Aging
Heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Aran on being awarded the 2024 SDCEC San Diego Outstanding Engineer Award and on assuming the role of Co-Director at the Center for Technologies for Healthy Aging, alongside Dr. Molina.
This remarkable achievement highlights your dedication to advancing engineering and enhancing healthcare for healthy aging. We look forward to your contributions as we strive for innovation and progress at the Center for Technologies for Healthy Aging.
Congratulations to Dr. Christman on Her New Role as Co-Director of the Sanford Advanced Therapy Center
Dr. Karen L. Christman has been appointed as the new Co-Director of the Sanford Advanced Therapy Center at the Sanford Stem Cell Institute. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to her on this significant achievement!
We also express our deep gratitude for her outstanding service as Associate Director of IEM, where her commitment to advancing translational medicine and promoting diversity has been exemplary. Her leadership and contributions have been instrumental in driving our missions forward.
APPLY TODAY: GEMSTONES Community Engagement Award
Applications for the 2023-2024 GEMSTONES program are now open!
The Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM) in San Diego prioritizes community engagement, focusing on marginalized groups to address unmet health needs. The GEMSTONES Community Engagement Award funds faculty-led student teams in engineering, health, and social sciences to develop projects aligned with community-defined needs or plan research initiatives targeting specific community-identified health concerns.
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