A number of UW Bioengineering faculty members quickly pivoted and are adapting their research to addressing the needs created by the coronavirus pandemic. From developing rapid at-home tests and protective masks to vaccines and treatments, here is a sampling of some of the ways UW BioE faculty, staff and students are stepping up to help.
Patrick Boyle Leads Artificial Intelligence Effort to Predict Risk of Heart Complications from COVID-19
UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor Patrick Boyle and his collaborators in UW cardiology and epidemiology are developing a way to use artificial intelligence to help frontline health care workers predict which COVID-19 patients are at highest risk for heart complications from the illness.
Computational cardiology expert Patrick Boyle joined UW Bioengineering in September as an Assistant Professor. He will lead the Cardiac Systems Simulation (CardSS) Lab at UW, with the goal to engineer new methods for preventing heart rhythm disorders and sudden cardiac death.