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Latest news from the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering

As UCL prepares to close for the Easter holidays, we reflect on a busy term full of research excellence and activity. The IHE has held seven research workshops in areas like like cardiovascular health, application of physics to cancer, healthy ageing and engineering for respiratory, hosted five leading Colloquium speakers from across the globe and recently merged with the formerly named Institute of Digital Health. 

We have also spent the last week in Delhi, India developing partnerships with AIIMS and IIT, world-renowned centres of innovation in affordable technologies. We're excited to be advancing our international collaborations and will be announcing more at our Global Healthcare Engineering Symposium at UCL on 8 July - save the date! 

We begin next term with a lunchtime Colloquium talk on 'Finding Your Way' from Prof Athene Donald, who has been a vocal advocate for women and diversity in science throughout her prestigious career. We hope to see you there on 1 May.

Finally, I'd like to draw your attention to a workshop we are co-hosting on 3 June with the Institute of Ophthalmology, focused on engineering solutions to ophthalmology's clinical challenges. A funded PhD studentship will be available for activity arising from this day, find out more and register.

Read on to find out more news, events, engagement and funding opportunities. I hope everyone enjoys a lovely and restful Easter break! 

Best wishes,

Dr Rebecca Shipley
Director, UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering

News bulletin:
India visit to develop partnerships around affordable technologies 
We've been in Delhi with WEISS visiting the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). The staggering volume and diversity of cases treated there, combined with their research excellence and expertise in affordable innovation, provide incredible potential for collaboration. 

UCL Healthy Ageing Symposium report now available 
Read our full PDF report with more details about our Symposium's discussions around physical activity, social engagement and extending independence. 

Spotlight on Geoff Parker, UCL's new Professor of Healthcare Engineering, Imaging and Enterprise
We interviewed Geoff to find out his plans for translational activity and hear his excitement at UCL's unique opportunities for research collaboration.

Translating novel science to patient benefit 
Dr Jane Kinghorn explores how UCL TRO works to encourage, facilitate and contribute to the translation of research in this impact paper.

How computer science is creating a new generation of clinicians
UCL's Dr Dean Mohamedally has embraced the mantra of “what if...?” to change healthcare through collaboration. Read about his Industry Exchange Network (IXN) in Wired

New computational imaging techniques from CMIC help improve grading precision of prostate cancer
A RSNA editorial says it "represents a strong advance toward the incorporation of more specific biomarkers from quantitative imaging into clinical routine". 
Upcoming events:

IHE Colloquium Series
'Finding your way' with Prof Athene Donald, University of Cambridge
12-1pm, 1 May, G06 Roberts Building UCL. Lunch provided.
Using biomolecules for complex tissue engineering’ with Prof Alvaro Mata, Queen's Mary University London
1-2pm, 7 May, G08 Roberts Building UCL. Lunch provided.

Save the date for IHE's Global Healthcare Engineering Symposium 
More details coming soon. 9-6pm, 8 July, UCL North Cloisters

Engineering solutions to ophthalmology's clinical challenges
In collaboration with Institute of Ophthalmology, we're hosting a workshop to bring ophthalmologists, scientists & healthcare engineers together. Register on Eventbrite. 3 June, 1-6pm, OHRI LT, IoO, EC1V 9EL

Centre for Longitudinal Studies – Cohorts & Technology Innovation Event
An IHE-supported conference exploring new technology for collecting data on people & their environments. Call for submissions– 30 April. More info. 25 June

UCL Computer Science Student Showcase
Facilitated by UCL IXN, the event will display 75+ student team projects with industry and research engagement. Register on Eventbrite23 April

PANChSHEEEL event on approaches to improve child health
This UCL event will explore challenges and opportunities in improving child health in the first 1001 days of life, alongside Save the Children, IIT Delhi and JNU India. Register. 18 June, 2.15-7pm, Kennedy LT, Institute of Child Health

Computational Sciences for the 21st Century 
Submit your abstract to the eResearch Domain's Symposium on computational sciences. Submission by 17 May. 20 June, B40 LT, Darwin UCL 

Interactive exploration at WEISS's Science of Surgery event
WEISS welcomed over 300 members of the public to ‘Science of Surgery’ last week, a fun filled, interactive afternoon of activities demonstrating how science and engineering at the centre is changing surgery. Read more.

Volunteers needed for Royal Society Summer Science festival, 1-7 July
There will be two UCL healthcare engineering exhibits at Royal Society this Summer, 'The Mathematics of Cancer' and 'Lighting the Way to a Healthier Brain after Birth'. Email if you would like to volunteer.

IHE researchers at Pint of Science
Join our scientists at your local pub by getting tickets to 'Getting on your nerves!' and 'When robots met surgeons'

Blogging opportunity: Scientists are Humans 
Scientists are Humans are looking for researchers to explore the reality of scientific life including inclusivity and challenges. Email us to be put in touch.  

Our researchers present Cyborgs Spectacular at Wellcome Lates evening
Dr Rui Loureiro and team showcased their technology at Wellcome's Late evening, including 3D rendering of visitors' faces, haptic robots and VR.

Support social mobility and diversity in STEM with in2science placement
Host a 2 week summer work placement for a year 12 student from a disadvantaged background. Deadline: 17 May. Sign up here.
Funding opportunities & vacancies:
Our current funding round of the IHE ECR Travel Bursary has now closed. We are delighted to have awarded 7 more early-career researchers support in disseminating their research at conferences, making a total of 18 awardees! 

IHE Workshop Award
The IHE Workshop Award promotes interdisciplinary collaboration across UCL and UCL Partner Hospitals, in order to develop new research approaches and technologies in the field of healthcare engineering. The award is still open, find further details and conditions on our funding page
Competition for Digital Innovation Hubs will be launched 7 May 2019 
Health Data Research UK is launching a competition to establish Digital Innovation Hubs using health data to accelerate digital innovation and research. This follows a £37.5M UK government investment. Find out more

UCL Global funding calls now open
A range of funding opportunities for UCL academics working internationally are now open. Apply now

Digital health call for up to £40,000
FAST Network has an open call for proposals for anyone interested in digital health, in particular remote monitoring and self-management. Find out more.

NIHR i4i launches Challenge Awards competition
The call will focus on the real world implementation of MedTech innovations into the health system. Deadline: 12 June. Find out more.


UCL Centre for Medical Imaging Computing (CMIC) is recruiting for Lecturer/Assoc Prof in Quantitative Neuroradiology & Lecturer/Assoc Prof in Neuroimage Analysis. Closing date 22 May.

UCL Translational Research Office (TRO) is hiring a Translational Training Manager, a Portfolio Manager, x2 Therapeutic Innovation Network Coordinators and a Communications Officer.
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The UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering (IHE) brings together world-class researchers to deliver transformational interdisciplinary research across the health sciences, human sciences, engineering and data sciences.

Our vision is to build on the best foundational engineering and health sciences to deliver medical and digital health solutions that meet the needs of health professionals, researchers, patients and the public. We recently merged with the former Institute of Digital Health. 

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