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      BME WEBINAR SERIES: Rebecca Richards-Kortum, PhD, Rice University in New York


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      November 13, 2020

      Friday  11:00 AM

      2960 Broadway
      New York, New York 10027

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      BME WEBINAR SERIES: Rebecca Richards-Kortum, PhD, Rice University

      On Friday, November 13th @ 11:00AM EDT, we welcome Prof. Rebecca Richards-Kortum from Rice University as she presents, "Applications of Statistical Mechanics, Data Science, High Performance Computing to Biomolecular, Biomedical Research." ABOUT THE SPEAKER Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D. Malcolm Gillis University Professor; Director, Rice 360 Institute for Global Health, Department of Bioengineering at Rice University Adjunct Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center, McGovern Medical School Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D. is the Rice University Malcolm Gillis University Professor of Bioengineering, the Director of Rice 360°: Institute for Global Health, and serves as the special advisor to the Provost on health-related research and educational initiatives. Her research has been instrumental in improving early detection of cancers and other diseases, especially in low-resources settings. She is currently working with colleagues and undergraduate students to develop a Nursery of the Future to provide technologies necessary to reduce neonatal death in sub-Saharan Africa to rates equivalent to the United States. ABOUT THE 2020-2021 BME WEBINAR SERIES The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University is proud to host an annual weekly webinar series on the latest developments and research in Biomedical Engineering. The weekly series takes place on Friday mornings at 11:00AM Eastern and includes a variety of renowned academics from top universities to talk about their specific research and experience.

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