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Professor Emery Brown has big plans for anesthesiology

In stepping down as co-director of the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, Brown will work to develop a new center for anesthesiology research. Emery N. Brown—the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and of Computational Neuroscience at MIT, an MIT professor of health sciences and technology, an…

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Bourouiba wins $2.2M NIH Grant

Award is part of a larger, multipdisciplinary team grant to study biophysics of tuberculosis transmission MIT Associate Professor Lydia Bourouiba, an affiliate faculty member at the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), is part of a multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary team that received $16 million from the National Institutes…

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Research advances technology of AI assistance for anesthesiologists

A new deep learning algorithm trained to optimize doses of propofol to maintain unconsciousness during general anesthesia could aid anesthesiologists and augment monitoring, according to a new study. A new study by researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), including an IMES faculty member, suggested the day may be…

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The downside of machine learning in health care

Assistant Professor Marzyeh Ghassemi, an IMES  faculty member, explores how hidden biases in medical data could compromise artificial intelligence approaches. While working toward her dissertation in computer science at MIT, Marzyeh Ghassemi, wrote several papers on how machine-learning techniques from artificial intelligence could be applied to clinical data in order…

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Richard Cohen: Pioneering biomedical research and education at MIT for half a century

The physician, scientist, and professor has made influential contributions to the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology since it began 50 years ago. Richard J. Cohen, the Whitaker Professor in Biomedical Engineering in the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) and a faculty member in the Harvard-MIT…

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