Geoffrey Ginsburg, MD, PhD, professor of medicine (Cardiology), pathology and biomedical engineering, has been named director of MEDx (Medicine and Engineering at Duke) and will serve an initial three-year term.
MEDx is a new entity at Duke created to enhance existing ties and foster new interdisciplinary collaborations between the School of Medicine (SoM) and Pratt School of Engineering (Pratt), as the first part of a forthcoming Provost initiative to create opportunities at the intersections of academic units. The goal is to better achieve the two schools’ many shared goals: 1) developing new therapies, diagnostics and devices; 2) accelerating basic science and its translation into clinical practice; 3) creating innovative educational opportunities for students; and 4) improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care.
MEDx will foster the exchange of ideas and will create research opportunities between physicians, engineers, computer scientists, researchers and innovators. It will promote the training of the next generation of researchers and clinicians to work symbiotically on new solutions to complex clinical problems. Read more on the School of Medicine blog.