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Informatics Research Seminar: Building the Professional Pipeline: Learning Healthcare and Technology Skills in a Fab Lab
March 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
Speaker: Teiji Kimball, Program Manager
Presented from NCCU
Broadcast Link: SEMINAR
The Informatics Research Seminar Series is sponsored by Duke University in collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill, NCCU, UNC-Charlotte, and ECU. This series explores key areas in Health Informatics and include research results, overview of programs of research, basic, applied, and evaluative projects, as well as research from varied epistemological stances.
Currently there is a need to encourage and train future students and professionals in Healthcare and Biomedical Informatics as well as other areas of technology and science. Hands-on education provides a proven approach to improved learning and opportunity. As program manager for the Fab Lab at North Carolina Central University (NCCU), Mr. Teiji Kimball has done educational research and developed opportunities for students of many ages. The Fab Lab provides hands-on, 3-dimensional prototyping learning experiences. Both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff at NCCU and in the Durham community have participated. Mr. Kimball is responsible for integrating innovation and entrepreneurship into the academic community, including Biomedicine, Health Education, Information Science, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, through applied learning methodologies.
Teiji Kimball is the Program Manager of the Fabrication Laboratory (Fab Lab) in the Mary Townes Science Complex, at North Carolina Central University. He has spent a career spanning over thirty-five years in technology: computers; software and hardware development; network design and implementation; and consulting. Working at IBM, he helped design and develop seven patentable technologies in cable modems, network load balancing and routers. He has led three research facilities in the development of event-driven, business intelligence systems for Global Financial Services sector. Mr. Kimball is currently working on new technology patents in Biometric Data Security and Personalization; Artificial Wisdom/ Artificial Intelligence; and the utilization of “Big Data” in holistic artificial intelligence decision making. As a technology and business leader he has had worked with a numerous companies, researchers and executives on six continents. He recently left a mobile technology company as the Chief Technology Officer to prepare people to engage and change their futures through technology and sharing knowledge. He founded the Education to Excellence Foundation (E2E) to develop Middle and High School student thinking at a graduate level, and college students thinking at a corporate executive level for research and development. He is also the President of the Beta Theta Lambda Educational Foundation, which strives to put into action national programs and initiatives