In a new perspective article published in the National Academy of Science’s Nexus, Roderic Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D., inaugural dean of the Texas A&M University School of Engineering Medicine, along with colleague John P. Cooke, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the Houston Methodist Research Institute and director of the Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration at Houston Methodist present a new trajectory for the integration of science, engineering and medicine offering a new paradigm regarding where these fields converge across basic and applied research supported by advances in catalytic technologies and platforms.
In the article, the authors suggest reimagining Louis Pasteur’s quadrant schema in a third dimension over time, which occurs through a continuous fluid interchange (convergence) among the quadrants. This enables transformative innovations to manifest. Pasteur’s research is thought to exemplify this type of method, which bridges the breach between “basic” and “applied” research.
The research is the epitome of EnMed’s vision in establishing a revolutionary medical education program where students receive Medical Doctorate and Master of Engineering degrees focused on the design and implementation of medical technologies that transform healthcare through translational interdisciplinary research, the development of medical technologies, and the training and development of “Physicianeers,” said Dr. Pettigrew.
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