Dr. McVeigh receives the 2017 Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) Awards
UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) announces the selection of four physician-engineer teams as the 2017 recipients of the Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) awards. GEM, an initiative of ACTRI and UC San Diego Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM), supports projects that identify clinical challenges for which engineering solutions can be developed and implemented to improve health care. Dr. McVeigh and Dr. Narezkina team was one of the four physician-engineer teams which received the 2017 GEM. To learn more about this please click here.
Anna Narezkina, MD, a cardiologist and assistant clinical professor in medicine, and Elliot R. McVeigh, PhD, a professor in the department of bioengineering, are developing a non-invasive computer tomography imaging method for early detection of myocardial dysfunction caused by anthracyclines, a class of chemotherapeutic agents. Early detection and treatment of anthracycline-induced heart toxicity is crucial for successful preservation of heart function.