Nicholas A. Giovinco, Assistant Professor and Director of the Replicator Lab at the University of Arizona’s Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) became the first podiatric surgeon to serve as visiting professor in the Biomedical Engineering class at the renowned Georgia Institute of Technology. The course title, “Problems in Biomedical Engineering”, is a combined audience of Engineers, Pre-Medical Students, and Entrepreneurs.
“It is a real pleasure to speak with so many eager minds. Healthcare has many challenges, and the solution is not more funding.” noted Dr. Giovinco. “We need smarter and more innovative solutions.” Dr. Giovinco’s talk featured rapid prototyping applications and the future of additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing.
SALSA and its subsidiary unit, the interdisciplinary Consortium for Advanced Motion Performance (iCAMP) is a novel collaborative unit at the University of Arizona. It sits at the forefront of the merger of consumer electronics with medical devices.