Healthy Aging Workshop Launches UC Partnership with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dec 9, 2019

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom

A two-day workshop on healthy aging hosted by UCLA is kicking off a five-year partnership between the University of California system and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

The workshop is being held at Mong Auditorium in Engineering VI from Dec. 9-10 with several experts from NTU and the majority of UC campuses participating.

The first day focuses on technologies for healthy aging and includes talks on the role of brain-computer interfaces in brain health and on molecular mechanisms of aging and precision medicine. The neurobiology of aging and the impact of lifestyle, prevention and policy is the topic for the second day of the workshop.

UCLA Samueli participants include Jacob Rosen, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, who is presenting on technology for rewiring the brain for stroke patients, and Sam Emaminejad, an assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering, whose main focus is wearable sensors and personalized medicine.

The joint effort between the two organizations fosters an exchange of faculty and students and expands academic and research opportunities in areas including health, technology, innovation and climate change.

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NTU President Professor Subra Suresh and UC President Janet Napolitano signed the memorandum of understanding on behalf of their respective institutions earlier this year in February, and the health workshop is one of the initial outcomes of the partnership.

The workshop is organized by a team led by Hal Monbouquette, a UCLA Samueli professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering; NTU Graduate College Associate Dean Sierin Lim; and NTU Graduate College Dean K. Jimmy Hsia.



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