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HST MEMP Diversity Ambassadors reflect on recent MIT Bridge Builder Award

In 2017, five PhD students in the Medical Engineering and Medical Physics (MEMP) program at HST launched efforts to markedly expand the program’s outreach to students from underrepresented groups in the sciences, e.g. women, minorities, and students with disabilities. Recognizing opportunities to adopt more inclusive practices across HST, Aditi Gupta,…

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Call for Applications! 2019 IDEA² Global Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 IDEA² Global program! Deadline is April 16, 2019. Open to postdoctoral trainees, graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, early-stage professionals, and those with limited opportunities to pursue their innovative projects, IDEA² Global provides one-on-one mentorship, innovation training, pitch-skills development, and international networking opportunities to aspiring healthcare…

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Apply now to attend the 2019 Fluids and Health Conference in Corsica!

Applications are now being accepted for current students, alumni, and researchers interested in attending the inaugural 2019 Fluids and Health Conference in Corsica, France! From July 23-August 2, 2019, join experts from a range of fields working to address the challenges of widespread infectious disease and food shortage. Phase 1…

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With these nanoparticles, a simple test could diagnose bacterial pneumonia

Results could also indicate whether antibiotics have successfully treated the infection. Pneumonia, a respiratory disease that kills about 50,000 people in the United States every year, can be caused by many different microbes, including bacteria and viruses. Rapid detection of pneumonia is critical for effective treatment, especially in hospital-acquired cases…

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