RESULTS Educational Fund presents Houston 2016 Seeds of Hope Benefit Dinner
Come be inspired by Houston's first female "genius grant" winner and the 2016 Seeds of Hope recipient keynote presentation from Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Director of Rice 360° at Rice University. Introductory remarks will be given by Dr. Joanne Carter, Executive Director for RESULTS & RESULTS Educational Fund.
Dr. Richards-Kortum is the Rice University Malcolm Gillis University Professor of Bioengineering and the Director of Rice 360° Institute for Global Health. Her research has been instrumental in improving early detection of cancers and other diseases, especially in low- resources settings. She is currently working with colleagues and undergraduate students to develop NICU Africa (neonatal intensive care unit), a suite of appropriately designed medical technologies necessary to reduce neonatal death in sub-Saharan Africa to rates equivalent to the United States.
Rice 360°'s undergraduate students have benefited 93,000 people in 24 countries by designing 215 new technologies, such as a low cost CPAP machine for helping newborns breathe.