The boutique program at the University of Southern California (USC) linking engineering and medical training at the graduate level is instructive of a new way of approaching engineering education that can potentially provide benefits to both students and society.
Terry Sanger (tsanger@usc. edu) is provost associate professor of biomedical engineering, neurology, and biokinesiology and academic director of the Health, Technology, and Engineering Program at USC. He coordinates the Childhood Motor Study Group and the U.S. National Institutes of Health Taskforce on Childhood Movement Disorders, and he is the principal investigator on several research studies at USC. He runs the pediatric movement disorders clinic at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in the Department of Neurology. His training includes background in child neurology, electrical engineering, signal processing, control theory, neural networks, and computational neuroscience.