Biomedical engineering PhD student Christa Wille (left) assists Perry Outreach Program students April 27, 2019, at UW Health at The American Center. Photos courtesy of The Perry Initiative.
Until recently, our knowledge of the human body and how it works has been limited to what we could observe in person or through high-level imaging. Consequently, we’ve also been constrained in our ability to prevent, diagnose or treat illness, injury and disease. Today, engineering research in a wide range of disciplines not only underlies advances that improve our overall health and wellbeing, but also drives revolutionary steps forward in personalized care and the security of our private health data. Working not only at the intersection of medicine and biology, but also that of information and communications, we’re creating technology that enables a new way of thinking about what it means to deliver and receive healthcare.
We’re engineering the future through: