CSL-HCESC Spotlight Lecture

The Coordinated Science Lab and the Health Care Engineering Systems Center will be hosting Dr. Prashant Mahajan as a Spotlight Lecturer. 

Save the date! November 14, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 301 CSL 


Dr. Mahajan is a certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. In addition, he has a Master’s in Public Health (Health Administration and Policy) and a Master’s in Business Administration. He is currently the Chair, Section of Emergency Medicine, for the American Academy of Pediatrics. His research interests are in infection/inflammation and in the area of clinician diagnostic decision making. He has been serially funded by NIH for the evaluation of the febrile infant with the use of novel RNA expression analysis using microarrays to define bacterial and non-bacterial biosignatures. He is involved in patient safety and quality and is funded by AHRQ on the study of diagnostic errors in the pediatric emergency setting.


5th Health Care Engineering Systems Symposium & Interactive Medical Simulation EXPO Podcast Available

The 5th Health Care Engineering Systems Symposium was held on September 17, 2018. Learn from experts in the fields for virtual reality, augmented reality and simulation in healthcare education. We are pleased to have our podcast available from the Illinois Innovators Podcast with Mike Koon

Kinesiology and Community Health Colloquium Presents Dr. Shelia Cotten, MSU Foundation Professor

Aging and Health: What’s Technology Got To Do With It?

Time and Location:
Friday, November 9th
12:00 – 1:00pm Khan Annex Rm 2001 (adjacent to Huff Hall)
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

My research examines technology use across the life course — from the young to the old and everyone in between. In this talk, I present an overview of my research focusing on technology use, aging, and health. From a recent study focused on the use of virtual reality use in the pediatric emergency department, to the potential role of autonomous vehicles to enhance older adults’ quality of life, to how to help older adults cross the digital divide, this talk provides an overview of some of my recent studies focused on using technology to enhance health for individuals in various parts of the life course.

Dr. Shelia R. Cotten, a sociologist, is an MSU Foundation Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. She studies technology use across the life course, and the health, educational, and social impacts of technology use. Her recent work has focused on emerging technologies, such as autonomous vehicles, wearables, and phubbing (phone snubbing). In her work, she strives to use technology to improve people’s lives. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, The American Center for Mobility, and other organizations.