Special Presentation: Kyle Myers

    Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:00pm
    Gender and Women's Studies Building, Rm 100

    925 N Tyndall Ave #103
    Tucson, AZ 85719


    Kick off the Industrial Affiliates workshop next week by attending a Brown Bag Lunch! On Monday, February 25th from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Dr. Kyle Myers from the SPIE Board of Directors and Director of Imaging, Diagnostics, and Software Reliability at the Food and Drug Administration will share how optics can lead to a career with the FDA.  Come to the Gender and Women's Studies Building Room 100 (on Tyndall Ave. near University Blvd) for some coffee and cookies! 


    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates a broad spectrum of products that accounts for approximately 20-25 cents for every U.S. GDP dollar. When most people hear ‘FDA’ they think of a government agency devoted to the evaluation of new drug applications as well as ensuring that our food supply is safe. Less well known is the role of FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), which receives over 22,000 premarket applications for new medical devices every year. I’ll talk about the unique role of the CDRH lab program for facilitating medical device innovation. Working at the nexus between device innovators and patients, our scientists focus on the development of tools (computational modeling software and imaging phantoms, for example) that support decision-making regarding device safety and effectiveness, speeding access to technologies of public health importance for U.S. patients.