NASA Astronaut Dr. Jessica Meir ’99, will head to the International Space Station this coming September. Follow along on her Instagram page @Astro_Jessica to watch Dr. Meir prepare for the journey of a lifetime!
An empowered Family with direct ties to iCAN works to improve T1D care
Janurary 31st, 2019
iCAN Director, Amy Ohmer, and her daughters, Reece and Olivia Ohmer, members of KIDS Michigan, work with the T1D Exchange through a new collaborative to help improve care throughout the US and world within pediatric endocrinology.
Join iCAN Research President, Leanne West and Dr. Goel as they share AI Technologies
Janurary 9th, 2019
Team emPrize, a group of Georgia Tech AI researchers, is developing a suite of virtual tutors for online education that mimic many of the roles of human teachers. According to Dr. Ashok Goel, Professor of Computer Science in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, these tutors include more than 100 nanotutors for a Georgia Tech online class on artificial intelligence, as well as a virtual tutor for automatically answering questions on the discussion forum for the class. Preliminary results indicate that student self-efficacy in the class is high.
Will you be shopping for back to school? If so, you might want to know that Hope for Henry and Dormify are sharing the spirit of giving back to children recovering within the hospital through creating bright, cheery spaces that spur on health and well-being.
iCAN President, Leanne West helped to judge a group of inventors that share in the passion and belief that pediatric medicine can be better improved through new ideas and innovative technology. Learn what they did and how it paid off.
iCAN understands the need to support all patients in their journey through chronic, rare and complicated diagnosis. Join us through social media and share why you #CareAboutRare #WRDD2019 #ShareforRare #iCAN through a tweet, picture or sign. Your support matters in ensuring all kids get the help that they need.
How do you design Patient-Centric Care? Ask what patients want
Janurary 24th, 2019
At Novant Health Physician Network in North Carolina, designing for the patient has been the hospital’s driving force for some years, especially when it comes to online interactions.
Novant Health Physician Network chief operating officer Dr. Hank Capps told MobiHealthNews. “We made a philosophical decision to build the whole thing around how patients would experience it, which seems like a common sense thing, but back then records were being built around physicians and billing as the key drivers.
10 - year old Sabrina Steich had an idea. She brought her design for a new zippered hoodie to ensure that her medical device was secured. What did Athleta do? They promptly recognized the need and started making them. Read more about their new Wellness + Good platform.
To help mark World Down syndrome Day (March 21) a group of mums joined forces and created a video celebrating children with Down’s syndrome. The mothers are members of a Facebook group called Designer Genes, for parents with children with Down’s syndrome.
Exploring "The Beat of The Heart" through music therapy for patients and families
Janurary 23rd, 2019
The Beat of the Heart is a feature length documentary film by Jeremy Frindel exploring the revolutionary work of music therapist Brian Schreck. Based at the Norton Cancer Institute in Louisville, Brian has been recording the heartbeats of cancer patients to incorporate into a unique musical composition written with the patients and/or their families. Just as each individual’s heartbeat is unique, each musical composition becomes a celebration of the individual beauty and spirit of each of the patients involved.