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Physician Engineers: A New Breed of Professionals

on Wed, 09/28/2016 - 14:53

By Marilynn Larkin

What do point-of-care diagnostics, organs-on-chips and pacemakers have in common? They’re all products of interdisciplinary collaborations, and team members usually include physicians, who provide input on what’s needed in the clinic, and engineers, who help design and develop the devices. Recognizing the power of such collaborations, the IEEE launched the Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine a few years back “to support the movement of biotechnological innovations from idea to clinical trials and commercialization.”

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, Engineering Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering, Texas A&M

Now, Texas A&M University in

Elsevier, IEEE, The IET and ASCE join together to recommend best practices to ensure technical conference content quality

on Fri, 01/08/2016 - 18:14

“The aim of the recommended practices white paper is to bring forward best practices that will help to ensure that high-quality, scholarly conference content continues to be developed, published, and disseminated within the global information community for its own ultimate benefit.” – IEEE conference quality press release

In 2015, Judy Salk, Director of Product Management, Content for Engineering Village served as a panelist for "Building Industry Standards for Ensuring Conference Content Quality" at the IEEE Panel of Conference Organizers (POCO) meeting in Glasgow, Scotland to discuss