Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Uncas A. Whitaker Hall, 218
6760 Forest Park Pkwy, St. Louis, MO 63105, USA
Presenting on "R.A.P.I.D. Technologies to Improve Healthcare Accessibility"
Audrey Bowden, PhD, Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips Chancellor's Faculty Fellow and associate professor of biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt, will speak at 10:00 CST on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Whitaker 218.
Abstract: Article 3 of the universal declaration of human rights states, "Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.” Accessible healthcare is thus critical to preserving the quality of one’s basic human rights; yet, the inequities of healthcare access plague populations living in both rich and poor countries alike. Perhaps nothing has so demonstrated the disparities in healthcare access and outcomes on both a global and local scale as our world’s current fight against COVID-19 and its many variants. The Bowden Biomedical Optics group aims to develop and deploy novel optical technologies to solve interdisciplinary challenges in the clinical and basic sciences. In short, we use light to image life -- and in so doing, illuminate new paths to better disease diagnosis, management and treatment. In this talk, I will discuss our recent efforts to develop Reliable, Affordable, Portable, Intuitive and Disruptive (RAPID) technologies that aim to improve access to healthcare and clinical research by lowering the barriers of cost, complexity and usability.
Host: Dr.’s Chao Zhou and Lori Setton, Washington University in St. Louis
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