24-26 February, 2023

Global HealtH


Department of Biomedical Engineering

Subscribe for More!

Complete the form below to be added to Create-A-Thon mailing list

Countdown to the Global Health Create-A-Thon!


On February 24th, the University of Rochester’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and Center fo Medical Technology and Innovation will be hosting our first annual Create-A-Thon! With the sponsorship of ApiJect and IEEE, we are able to produce this 3-day event. Winning team receives cash prize.



Read below for more details!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Information & Guidelines
Teams of 3-6
Expand your professional network
$1,000 prizes for winning teams in each track!

Registration Information

IEEE Student Members!

$ 0
  • For current IEEE student Members

Non IEEE Student Members!

$ 32
  • For non IEEE Student Members

New Members!

$ 16
  • Use Code: Future 50 for 50% off an IEEE Student membership!

Enjoy the Create-A-Thon for $16 and benefit from becoming an IEEE student member for the entire year!

Schedule of Events

Learn more about each track!

Health Information Systems

Health Information Systems

Health information systems (HIS) in underdeveloped countries face many challenges which reduce their effectiveness and accessibility. Some of these challenges include an inappropriate infrastructure, limited local technical capacity for software data collection, limited education, interoperability, and lack of data quality and security. Targeting the limitations in the HIS is crucial for the improvement of the efficiency and quality of care in the medical field globally.

Medical Devices

Medical and Surgical Devices

The application of engineering principles and techniques to design, develop, innovate, and improve medical devices and the quality of healthcare globally. These techniques are used to optimize the performance, safety, and reliability of the devices to make them more affordable and accessible to patients.



A multidisciplinary approach of designing and analyzing a solution by considering the interactions of the system’s components. This approach involves identifying and analyzing the individual parts of a defined system to understand how they function together to achieve an overall goal. This holistic approach will lead to more efficient and effective solutions in healthcare globally.

Meet the Clinicians!

Chase Miller, MD

Susan McDowell, MD


UR Douglass Commons, 

Feldman Ballroom

500 Wilson Blvd Rochester, NY 14627.

Ask a Question

Registration Opens Soon!

© copyright University of Rochester, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Center for Medical Technology and Innovation2023

Create-A-Thon Mailing list

Stay in the loop!