posted on 16/06/2012: 651 views
The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation, a research and innovation centre in Washington, D.C, made possible by a $150 million (Dh355 million) gift from the government of Abu Dhabi, has selected two biomedical engineering students from Khalifa University to enrol in its Student Innovators Program for an eight-week course.
Joining 13 other students from around the world, Khalifa University's Noura Al Matroushi and Sara Timraz - both Biomedical Engineering majors - will spend two months working on a research project with institute physician-scientists and bioengineers, focusing on innovation theory and practice applied within podiatric medicine.
The program curriculum is designed to provide students with insight into the innovation process in paediatrics, familiarize them with the culture of innovation at the Sheikh Zayed Institute, and introduce them to the innovative treatments and devices already under development there.
Dr. Peter Kim, Vice President of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation said: "Through the Student Innovators Program, the institute aims to educate the next cohort of biomedical engineers, aspiring physicians, and future scientists, with a shared commitment to improving the lives of children everywhere by harnessing the full power of science and technology to make treatments more precise for children.
"Through this all-encompassing theoretical and practical training, these students will be able to return to the UAE, apply what they have learned to their current studies, and enrich their overall educational experience. By hosting the students from Khalifa University, the institute hopes to build even greater knowledge sharing and transfer between Children's National Medical Centre and the UAE. We are delighted to be able to help create a new generation of young professionals who consider innovation an essential route to economic development in any field from business to health care, with a special focus on how innovation can benefit the world's children. These innovators will help make the bold vision and goals of Abu Dhabi 2030 a reality," he concluded.
Dr. Mohammed Al-Mualla, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President of Research '&' Development for Khalifa University said: "We are very pleased that two of our students have been included in this program. Khalifa University is dedicated to educating the next generation of leaders, through top quality formal education and opportunities to gain real world experience in their chosen fields of study. Khalifa University goes the extra mile to expose our students to experiences and opportunities to interact with the leading minds in their chosen disciplines. We strongly believe that programs like the Student Innovators Program are vital for giving our students the experience they need to excel in their studies and in their future research and careers. Our students will be an asset to this program, and the experience it offers them will shape them as the future leaders in their careers." – Emirates News Agency, WAM
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