UR-PUCP: Collaborations for Healthcare in Developing Countries

University of Rochester, 2008 - $25,200

The University of Rochester team will form international E-teams to tackle health issues in Peru. They seek to target the urgent health needs outlined by the Peruvian government, supplement the number of global-health design teams in the UR Biomedical Engineering design sequence, provide a more realistic and innovative design experience for Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru engineering students and build an infrastructure for collaborative experiences between international engineering students and healthcare providers. They will employ an unique strategy – interactions between engineering students, healthcare providers, and business consultants for a truly multidisciplinary team approach. UR’s Senior Design sequence will be extended as a way to generate E-teams in cohort with PUCP students. These teams will work to design affordable medical devices for the healthcare needs identified in Peru.