Sunday, October 23, 2016

Invention in Medicine this Wed. 10/26/16


Marin Science Seminar for Teens & Community Presents

Invention in Medicine

How Medical Devices get Invented and Go to Market

with Art Wallace MD PhD of UCSF & VAMC SF

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
7:30 - 8:30 pm
Terra Linda High School, Room 207
320 Nova Albion, San Rafael, CA 94903 



Art Wallace started out in experimental surgery and radiology studying imaging of the heart using CT
scanners. He has worked on a number of devices that originally were built for experimental studies that evolved into clinically useful devices including a cardiac output monitor, the off pump CABG, off pump aneurysm surgery, electronic sedation, and a selective coronary vasodialtor. Dr. Wallace will explain his experiences with the inventive process using examples from both device design and drug development. There will be a brief discussion of the importance of intellectual property, patents, venture capital, FDA approval, and business development in completing the invention process. There will be a demonstration of his recent developmental project on a non-contact, remote patient monitor designed to prevent cardiac arrests.

Dr. Wallace is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care at UCSF Medical Center, and Chief of Anesthesia Service at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Wallace holds a B.S. in Engineering from Yale University and received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His Ph.D. is in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Wallace completed his anesthesiology residency and a fellowship in Cardiac Anesthesiology at UCSF.


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Monday, October 17, 2016

The Code of Life & the Justice System

presents

The Code of Life & the Justice System
 How DNA is used in Criminal & Humanitarian Investigations
 with Brian Harmon PhD of California Department of Justice 

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016
7:30 - 8:30 pm
Terra Linda High School
320 Nova Albion, San Rafael, California 94903
ROOM 207 


 Find out the truth as we take a trip into a forensic lab, and find out how analysis of crime scene DNA evidence works. We'll discuss how a DNA profile is generated, what information it provides, and how it is used to assist criminal and humanitarian investigations. We'll also discuss careers in Forensic Science and how interested students can prepare themselves for a career in Forensic Science. 

Brian Harmon has more than a decade of experience in forensic DNA analysis in his work for private labs, human rights projects and the government. He also provides training to forensic scientists from around the world. 


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