Leadership of New Institute for Engineering-Driven Medicine (IEDM)
Dr. Joel Saltz, Co-Director of IEDM Dr. Yi-Xian Qin, Co-Director of IEDM Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering SUNY Distinguished Professor SUNY Distinguished Professor
Dr. Yuefan Deng, Associate Director of IEDM Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University have chosen the leadership of the new Institute for Engineering-Driven Medicine, Drs. Joel Saltz, MD, Cherith Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, and Yi-Xian Qin, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering are serving as Co-Director; and Dr. Yuefan Dend, PhD, Professor of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics is the Associate Director.
The Institute for Engineering-Driven Medicine will leverage convergence science by stimulating and enabling cross-cutting research fusing biomedicine and engineering in a manner that leverages data science, artificial intelligence, life and physical sciences. This will result in groundbreaking research leading to transformative therapies, new medical algorithms, devices and technologies that support patients, communities and clinical care providers. The Institute will also develop new educational programs to prepare the next generation of researchers, entrepreneurs and clinicians who will implement technological innovations. This will help stimulate regional economic development by translating new discoveries into products through a focus on commercialization and entrepreneurship.
Chief among the duties of Dr. Saltz and Dr. Qin will be to establish and execute the overall strategic direction of the Institute in consultation with the Deans of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Renaissance School of Medicine. The IEDM is a platform to advance biomedical research integrated with engineering frames to solve clinical challenges and improve healthcare.