Revolutionizing Health Care

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iiD is bringing together Duke’s excellence in medicine with advanced mathematics and statistics to improve the health of people across the world.

Electrical and computer engineering professor Lawrence Carin is working with Geoffrey Ginsburg, M.D., professor of medicine, biomedical engineering, and pathology, on a tool that can scan a patient’s bloodwork for genetic information and quickly determine the cause of their illness. This means patients can be treated earlier and more accurately, speeding up their recovery and even preventing pandemic flu and other serious disease outbreaks. Carin is also investigating how patient-specific data can improve personalized treatment, predict the spread of infection within a population, and detect emerging diseases, including potential bioterrorism threats.