The Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) program is an initiative to bring engineers and clinicians together to develop innovative technologies that can be applied to solving challenging problems in medical care. As part of this program, clinicians in a specific area of medicine first identify an unmet need in patient care and then work with a team of engineers to solve the problem and move the technology to the clinic. It is a collaboration between the ACTRI and the Institute of Engineering in Medicine that is facilitated by the UC San Diego Office of Research Affairs. Leading this initiative are Gary Firestein, Shu Chien and Deborah Spector.
Read about the 2017 GEM Award recipients
Read about the 2016 GEM Award recipients
Read about the 2015 GEM Award recipients
Read about the 2014 GEM Award Recipients.
"A GEM of a Prize: CTRI and IEM Award Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine Projects"