Jump Collaboration Highlighted

Jump collaboration highlighted

Peoria Journal-Star (Peoria, Ill., Aug. 30) – A host of officials in academia, industry, government and the health care sector gathered Tuesday at the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center in Peoria, where OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine have partnered in areas of health care education, research and innovation. U. of I. President Tim Killeen says the school is “doubling down” on its commitment to enlarge student experiences with a pledge to forge new partnerships, and he brought a contingent of faculty to Peoria to explore strategic alliances with lawmakers and representatives of industry giants such as Caterpillar Inc.





Kesavadas a Keynote Speaker at ASME

Kesavadas presentation, “Virtual reality in Biomedicine” to be featured at ASME Conference

Thenkurussi “Kesh” Kesavadas, director of Health Care Engineering Systems Center the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will shared his expertise as a featured speaker at the cutting-edge IDETC/CIE Conference and Expo https://www.asme.org/events/idetccie/speakers, sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

“Computer simulation and virtual reality now play a stronger role in healthcare, revolutionizing the way medical professionals provide treatment,” explained Kesavadas, who is also a professor of industrial and enterprise systems engineering at Illinois. “One application of virtual reality is robot-assisted surgery in pediatric cardiac care. Amid this progress, however, is a void in the education and training necessary to prepare caregivers to use simulation tools.”

His presentation, “Virtual reality in Biomedicine,” was delivered on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the Charlotte (NC) Convention Center.


New! Professional Master’s degree program in Bioinstrumentation for Fall 2015

“Learn to lead the development of innovative medical tools with technical know-how and creative ability.”

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Bioinstrumentation through the College of Engineering’s Bioengineering department is an intensive, on-year, on-campus, professional degree program.

First of its kind, the M.Eng in Bioinstrumentation is geared to those looking to work in industry. The program trains engineers to be idustry leaders by combining rigorous graduate-level engineering coursework with a fundamental business training on issues that confront professionals who develop products for biomedical imaging, medical diagnostics, genomics, and tools used in life science research. Students who complete the program should have more technical know-how than a traditional entry-level professional. The coursework provides opportunities to become proficient within your technical discipline at the graduate level, and the background to become an effective engineering manager in the medical instrumentation field.

At Illinois, you’ll delve into the fine points of biometric sensors, imaging technology, and life-changing clinical devices. You’ll also gain the hands-on experience, leadership ability, and unparalleled skill needed to take the next step in your career.

Applications are being accepted now, with a final deadline of March 15, 2015 for the first cohort, which begins Fall 2015.

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Director chosen for new Health Care Engineering Systems Center

Thenkurussi (Kesh) Kesavadas has been chosen as the first director of the new Health Care Engineering Systems Center (HCES Center) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The HCES Center provides clinical immersion to engineers and fosters collaborations between engineers and physicians.

“Through the HCES Center, the College of Engineering has partnered with the Jump Simulation and Education Center (Jump) of the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill., in an exciting initiative, known as Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (Jump ARCHES),” explained Andreas Cangellaris, dean of Engineering at Illinois. “The aim is to develop new technologies and cyber-physical systems, to advance medical simulation and training, and to drive a transformation in the practice and quality of health care, in the future.

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Jump Research Making Technical Leaps and Bounds

Story by Anna Carrera, Illinoishomepage.net

Researchers and doctors met for the first time Monday to showcase a new collaboration. Engineers from UI are partnering with doctors at Jump Simulation, in Peoria. They’re working on a $50 million project to advance medical technology.

Monday’s symposium was to show others what’s been going on. Some people in the audience were from local companies which can turn the research into products people can use. Developments here will benefit patients in the hospital as well as at home.

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