MEDx Café

Wednesdays | 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

An informal time set aside by MEDx leadership for discussions with faculty, staff and students. Learn more about MEDx, an initiative between the School of Medicine and the Pratt School of Engineering, and get help finding collaborators, resources, and connections. To chat, contact Donna Crenshaw directly at or 919-660-1915.

  • August 19 | Virtual
  • September 16 | Virtual
  • September 30 | Virtual
  • October 14 | Virtual
  • October 28 | Virtual
  • November 11 | Virtual

Upcoming Events

COVID+DS: The opportunity for wearables for early COVID detection

Tuesday, August 18

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Jessilyn Dunn

This session is part of the Duke+Data Science (+DS) program virtual Series on COVID-19 + Data Science.

Jessilyn Dunn headshot

Ethics of the Use of Wearables for Early COVID Detection

Thursday, August 20

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Zoom

Presenter: Drs. Jessilyn Dunn and Nita Farahany

Wearable technology provides us with a rich data set that can enhance our understanding of and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the use of this data must come with ethical guard rails, which are easy to rush past in the attempt to tame the pandemic.

Coronavirus Conversation: Ethics of the Use of Wearables for Early COVID Detection. August 20

From Stem Cells to Human Development

Tuesday, September 8 to Friday, September 11

4:00 am to 1:00 pm Online

This meeting brings together researchers working on a diverse set of questions - from early cell fate choices in the human embryo to tissue organogenesis, from genomics and epigenomics to the evolution of human traits.

Virtual Meeting announcement: from Stem Cells to Human Development

SBIR Week in the Southeast: NC

Monday, September 14 to Tuesday, September 15

(All day) Virtual Presentation

First Flight will host a virtual presentation by SBIR Program Managers.

SBIR Week in The Southeast: NC

Duke Single-Cell Science Colloquium

Tuesday, September 29

8:30 am to 3:30 pm Trent Semans Center Great Hall

Join us for a day-long colloquium to discuss biology, technology and disease in the field of single-cell science!

MEDx Distinguished Lecturer

Monday, October 19

4:00 pm Virtual

Presenter: Rosalind Picard, Sc.D., FIEEE

SAVE THE DATE! MEDx is pleased to announce the 2020 MEDx Distinguished Lecturer: Rosalind Picard, Sc.D., FIEEE. Picard is an American scholar and inventor who is Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Lab, and co-founder of the startups Affectiva and Empatica. In 2005, she was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for contributions to image and video analysis and affective computing. In 2019 she received one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer, election to the National Academy of Engineering for her contributions on affective computing and wearable computing. Picard is credited with starting the branch of computer science known as affective computing with her 1997 book of the same name. This book described the importance of emotion in intelligence, the vital role human emotion communication has to relationships between people, and the possible effects of emotion recognition by robots and wearable computers. Her work in this field has led to an expansion into autism research and developing devices that could help humans recognize nuances in human emotions. Stay tuned for more details on the event!

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NC IDEA Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit

Monday, November 16 to Tuesday, November 17

(All day)

NC IDEA will host its second annual Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit this Fall with the ambition to rethink and reset economic development priorities through entrepreneurship for the state of North Carolina.

NC IDEA Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit logo