Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Gary and Mary West Foundation Grants $20 Million to Advance Engineering Efforts Within the West Wireless Heath Institute

Abstract:
Institute's Research and Development will Accelerate Lower Cost Wireless Health Solutions Worldwide

Gary and Mary West Foundation Grants $20 Million to Advance Engineering Efforts Within the West Wireless Heath Institute

San Diego, CA | Posted on May 12th, 2010

The Gary and Mary West Foundation today announced a grant of $20 million to support biomedical engineering research within the West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI). WWHI, founded in March 2009 with an initial $45 million grant from the Gary and Mary West Foundation, is one of the world's first medical research organizations dedicated to cutting the cost of health care by innovating, validating, advocating for and investing in the use of wireless technologies to transform medicine. The nonprofit Institute is headquartered in San Diego, California, the global hub for wireless life science research and development.

"Mary and I are proud to contribute to breakthrough research and development in the rapidly emerging wireless health industry," said Mr. West. "The Institute's leadership team is in place, and our mission to lower health care costs has been clearly defined. It is now imperative to drive internal innovation that ensures lower cost solutions are entering the marketplace as quickly as possible."

"Once again Gary and Mary West have stepped forward with an extraordinary commitment to help deliver access to more affordable health care," said Don Casey, the Institute's CEO. "Our objective is to redefine the health care experience so patients begin to receive the right care, at the right time, wherever they may be. This grant will enable the Institute to create technologies that make infrastructure independent health care a reality."

The Institute's Engineering department is led by Dr. Mehran Mehregany, its executive vice president of engineering and chief of engineering research. In addition to funding internal research and development, the grant will also support the Institute's recently launched Postdoctoral Program, which is training the first generation of leaders in the emerging field of wireless health.

"The vision of Gary and Mary West is unprecedented, and this vision will help propel solutions from the lab to market much faster than typically possible," said Mehregany. "This grant allows us to continue to bring top talent in a broad spectrum of fields to the Institute, and gives a major boost to our development efforts."

Mehregany's team of experienced engineers and postdoctoral fellows are focused on three core areas: applied research, engineered solutions and advanced training. The interdisciplinary team includes researchers from medicine, science and technology with expertise in a variety of areas, including microsystems, bioengineering, analytics, biomedical circuitry, nanotechnology, user experience and software, and wireless communications.

####

About Gary and Mary West Foundation
The West Wireless Health Institute (www.westwirelesshealth.org) is one of the first medical research organizations in the world supporting the exploration and application of wireless technologies to advance infrastructure independent health care. Based in San Diego, California, the nonprofit Institute is fostering an unprecedented convergence of science, medicine, engineering and technology. Its primary mission is to cut health care costs by accelerating the availability of wireless medical technology.

For more information, please click here

Copyright © PrNewswire

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

UTHealth research looks at nanotechnology to help prevent preterm birth February 7th, 2016

Graphene is strong, but is it tough? Berkeley Lab scientists find that polycrystalline graphene is not very resistant to fracture February 7th, 2016

Lithium battery catalyst found to harm key soil microorganism February 7th, 2016

Scientists take key step toward custom-made nanoscale chemical factories: Berkeley Lab researchers part of team that creates new function in tiny protein shell structures February 6th, 2016

Academic/Education

COD Grad Begins Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University: Marsela Jorgolli's Passion for Physics Has Led to a Decade of Academic Research That Continues at Harvard University as a Postdoctoral Fellow February 2nd, 2016

Heriot-Watt's Institute of Photonics & Quantum Sciences uses the Deben Microtest 2 kN tensile stage to characterise ceramics and engineering plastics January 21st, 2016

Multiple uses for the JPK NanoWizard AFM system in the Smart Interfaces in Environmental Nanotechnology Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign January 20th, 2016

BioSolar Extends Research Agreement With UCSB for Next Phase of Its Super Battery Technology: Development Effort to Continue Under the Supervision of Nobel Laureate, Dr. Alan Heeger January 13th, 2016

Nanomedicine

UTHealth research looks at nanotechnology to help prevent preterm birth February 7th, 2016

Scientists take key step toward custom-made nanoscale chemical factories: Berkeley Lab researchers part of team that creates new function in tiny protein shell structures February 6th, 2016

Study reveals how herpes virus tricks the immune system February 5th, 2016

Hepatitis virus-like particles as potential cancer treatment February 5th, 2016

Announcements

UTHealth research looks at nanotechnology to help prevent preterm birth February 7th, 2016

Graphene is strong, but is it tough? Berkeley Lab scientists find that polycrystalline graphene is not very resistant to fracture February 7th, 2016

Lithium battery catalyst found to harm key soil microorganism February 7th, 2016

Scientists take key step toward custom-made nanoscale chemical factories: Berkeley Lab researchers part of team that creates new function in tiny protein shell structures February 6th, 2016

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

UTHealth research looks at nanotechnology to help prevent preterm birth February 7th, 2016

Graphene is strong, but is it tough? Berkeley Lab scientists find that polycrystalline graphene is not very resistant to fracture February 7th, 2016

Hepatitis virus-like particles as potential cancer treatment February 5th, 2016

Identifying Commercial Success Stories from the National Nanotechnology Initiative: National Nanotechnology Coordination Office and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Issue a Request for Information on NNI-Supported Success Stories February 2nd, 2016

Nanobiotechnology

UTHealth research looks at nanotechnology to help prevent preterm birth February 7th, 2016

Scientists take key step toward custom-made nanoscale chemical factories: Berkeley Lab researchers part of team that creates new function in tiny protein shell structures February 6th, 2016

Hepatitis virus-like particles as potential cancer treatment February 5th, 2016

Novel nanoparticle made of common mineral may help keep tumor growth at bay February 4th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic