Talk: 'From Academia, to Government, to Industry: Aging Research Across Sectors'
March 27, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Life Science Laboratories
UMass Amherst Campus
The UManage Center for the Science of Symptom Self-Management presents a talk by Portia Singh, senior research scientist at Philips Research North America in Cambridge. Her topic is "From Academia, to Government, to Industry: Aging Research Across Sectors."
The state of aging research in the U.S. is booming and there are opportunities to create impact across all sectors. As technology continues to advance, more opportunity exist to leverage it to deliver complex support to the aging population, thereby increasing quality of life while promoting safe aging in place. Singh will share her experiences using technology in the aging domain from different angles in three different sectors - academia, government and industry. She will then focus in on industry research by providing an introduction to Philips Research North America and present work being done by her team on the topic of understanding technology needs for informal caregivers providing assistance to chronically ill or frail elder loved ones.
Prior to joining Philips, Singh served as a Hardy-Apfel IT Fellow with the Social Security Administration under President Obama. Singh holds a PhD in biomedical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in computer science from Grambling State University. She is an active member of the National Society of Black Engineers National and local chapters, contributing to the society’s mission to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.
This talk will be conducted via Zoom.