Bioengineering Day serves to celebrate UC San Diego's consistently top ranked bioengineering department, the current research by students, and the overall burgeoning field itself. The day-long event features various speakers, senior design project presentations, research seminars, and networking sessions. It is attended by well over 400 people each year, and is a great opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and members from industry to form valuable connections with one another.
From I-5 North/South, exit onto La Jolla Village Drive West
Turn right onto Villa La Jolla Drive
Up the hill about 0.3 miles (stay in left lane as the right lane must turn)
Go past the first light (the VA center is on your right)
At the next light, drive straight into the Gilman Parking Structure or Parking lot P602.
Walk through parking lot and lawn to the Telemedicine building.
Tom Skalak, the founding Executive Director of The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, has been seeking for the innovation and creativity of quantitative bioscience in the industrial scale for many years.
He led the launch of the OpenGrounds collaboration initiative at University of Virginia, providing people opportunities to communicate with domestic and international partners. He associated with cooperates and communities including Global Water Games, a collaboration between UVA and Azure Worldwide in environmental design and Virginia Innovation Partnership (VIP). Moreover, Dr. Skalak was also the founder of the UVA-Coulter Foundation Translational Research Partnership, a $20M program that funds novel biomedical technologies in clinical practice.
As a professor of Biomedical Engineering and a former President of both the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and the national Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Dr. Skalak’s broad research fields include cardiovascular system biomechanics, computational biology, and regenerative medicine. As a senior speaker, he has been cooperating with versatile companies and organizations including Fortune 500, art museums, and The White House.
Dr. Craig Goergen, obtained his B.S. in biomedical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in bioengineering from Stanford University. He completed his postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School, focusing on optical imaging of cardiac disease.
He joined the faculty at Purdue in December of 2012, and is the assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering. He is the principal investigator for the Purdue Cardiovascular Imaging Research Laboratory (CVIRL). His current research interests focus on developing advanced imaging techniques to study cardiovascular disease.
Through the use of biomedical optics, magnetic resonance, and ultrasound, his group is studying a variety of diseases, aimed to advance imaging techniques to study disease progression and improve detection and treatment across a broad spectrum of medical conditions, ultimately enhancing the quality of human life. (including abdominal aortic aneurysms, congenital heart disease, atherosclerosis, and left ventricular hypertrophy).
As a part of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, Dr. Goergen’s team works with collaborators in the College of Engineering, the College of Health and Human Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Indiana University School of Medicine, and others to conduct translational research. With his team, Dr. Craig Goergen is current making efforts to take a more expansive approach, including research projects from cancer to diabetes, using non-invasive imaging to positively impact the clinical care of patients. Dr. Goergen's overall goal is to advance the field of imaging to help diagnose, treat, or prevent disease, ultimately providing patients with longer and more fulfilling lives, directly improving their lives.
Bioengineering Day would not be possible without our generous sponsors. This important event unites faculty, alumni, students, and industry partners to showcase the progress and successes within our expanding bioengineering ecosystem. It is also a unique forum to optimize networking between you, as an industrial partner, and the bioengineering community here on campus. The undergraduate and graduate research presentations showcase the accomplishments of our students and provide opportunities for collaboration between you, alumni, faculty, and students.
Your sponsorship will be used to offset the event expenses and provide overall support of our bioengineering student organizations. With your sponsorship (which is 100% tax-deductible), your company name and logo will be included in the official event program, event printed materials and in the event website. In addition, your company will be recognized at the event opening remarks. If you are interested in partnering with the bioengineering community as one of this year’s distinguished sponsors, take a look at our