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Charting the Future of Health

To mark the launch of the MIT Campaign for a Better World, groups of MIT leaders, faculty, alumni, and students gathered in May 2016 for a series of “Discover MIT” events to discuss in detail what the Campaign’s priorities mean in the context of MIT’s ongoing education, research, and innovation. How are we making a difference now? And what will this bold fundraising effort enable us to achieve?

In this video, faculty members discuss some of the most exciting work underway at MIT to advance solutions in human health and health care.

Sangeeta N. Bhatia SM ’93, PhD ’97
John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Arup K. Chakraborty
Director, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science; Robert T. Haslam Professor in Chemical Engineering; Professor of Physics, Chemistry, and Biological Engineering

Thomas Heldt PhD ’04
W. M. Keck Career Development Professor; Assistant Professor, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

Tyler E. Jacks
Director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research; David H. Koch Professor of Biology

Erica Caple James
Director, MIT Global Health and Medical Humanities Initiative; Associate Professor of Anthropology

Retsef Levi
J. Spencer Standish Professor of Operations Management

Feng Zhang
Associate Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Biological Engineering