UW Today

March 17, 2014

News Digest: Info forum on state’s Dream Act, Commuter Services extends hours, biomedical technology changes

Informational forum March 18 about state’s Dream Act
The REAL Hope Act – REAL standing for Raising Educational Access, Changing Lives –was signed into law by Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Feb. 26 and extends state need grants to undocumented students to help pay for college.

Students, educators and administrators interested in learning how the act will be implemented are invited to attend an informational forum on Tuesday, March 18, from 4-6 p.m. at the Alder Hall Auditorium on the University of Washington Seattle campus.

More details and information on how to RSVP are on the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s website.

Commuter Services extends hours for start of quarter
UW Commuter Services will have extended lobby hours the University Transportation Center, 3745 Fifteenth Avenue Northeast, for the start of spring quarter.

From Monday, March 3,  through Thursday, April 3,  the lobby will be open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Lecture March 21 discusses changing field of biomedical technology
As U.S. biomedical innovations face more regulations and less funding, experts say we are starting to see a historic shift toward other countries such as China and India that are expanding quickly to develop new technologies. It remains to be seen what this trend means for the U.S. economy, healthcare system and engineers developing new technologies for medicine.

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Paul Yock

The (Radically) Changing Landscape in Biomedical Technology Innovation” is the title of the UW Department of Bioengineering’s annual Robert F. Rushmer Lecture, Friday, March 21, 4:30 p.m. in the William H. Foege Auditorium (room S060). The event is free and open to the public.

Paul Yock, professor of medicine and mechanical engineering and the founding co-chair of the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University, will speak about the shift in medical technologies, new global markets and training the next generation of medical technology innovators. Yock is known for his work in inventing, developing and testing medical devices, particularly in the field of intravascular ultrasound. He has co-founded several medical technology companies including Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, which was acquired by Boston Scientific in 1994.

This is the 26th year of the annual Rushmer Lecture, which is UW Bioengineering’s largest lecture event of the year. A reception will follow the presentation.