"...This century is poised to be the Age of Medicine and Biology. ...the leaders of the future will be universities that generate research and innovation in these areas, through cross-disciplinary approaches that generate intellectual friction and intellectual sparks."
President C.L. Max Nikias University of Southern California
Read more excerpts from President's Special Address to the Health Sciences, August 25, 2010
HTE@USC: Health, Technology and Engineering
A new interdisciplinary program in Engineering and Medicine
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the Keck School of Medicine of USC are proud to present a new interdisciplinary educational program for medical and engineering students. Health, Technology and Engineering (HTE@USC) will augment the training of select doctors and engineers through project-focused collaboration resulting in the most effective and efficient solutions to real-world healthcare problems. HTE@USC is part of a larger USC effort to promote rapid advances in healthcare through research and education combining the essentials of medicine with advanced engineering and scientific technologies. As active members of inter-disciplinary teams linking researchers at both the Keck and Viterbi Schools, students will learn the patient-centered research approaches required to address the healthcare needs of all patients, including those from traditionally underserved populations.