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Engineering for Human Safety and Health

West Virginia is second in the nation for obesity, diabetes, heart attacks, heart disease and deaths. A recent grant from National Science Foundation uses artificial intelligence to sift through data on cardiovascular health and genomics collected from prescriptions, medical images, electronic health records and low-cost wearable devices. This bridge to digital health will improve trust and transparency and allow faster decision making in healthcare outcomes. Health disparities are critical in West Virginia where poverty levels are 44th in the country. A $1.2 million federal grant will allow combined life science and engineering faculty at Statler to develop seminars, workshops, nanocourses to train the next generation of students. Students will learn to apply AI techniques to healthcare issues. 

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