Graduate Student Fengqing (Maggie) Zhu selected to participate in NIH mHealth Summer Institute

Graduate Student Fengqing Zhu
Graduate Student Fengqing Zhu
The week-long workshop brings together leaders in mobile health technologies, behavioral science researchers, federal health officials, and members of the medical community to provide early career investigators with an opportunity to learn about mHealth research.

Fengqing (Maggie) Zhu has been selected to participate in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) mHealth Summer Institute, June 20-24, 2011 in San Diego. This week-long workshop will bring together leaders in mobile health technologies, behavioral science researchers, federal health officials and members of the medical community to provide early career investigators with an opportunity to learn about mHealth research.  The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), part of NIH, partnered with Qualcomm, a developer of wireless technologies to co-sponsor the course.

Mobile technologies have the potential to transform medical research and enable health care providers to more rapidly and accurately assess biological processes, behavior, attitudes, and the environment.  These technologies also allow providers to help patients improve their health in real time—enabling them to personalize health care options and monitor progress.

Ms. Zhu is part of the Purdue team working on the innovative NIH funded Technology Assisted Dietary Assessment (TADA) project that uses mobile telephones and advanced image processing/analysis techniques to aid in diet assessment. See www.tadaproject.org for more information. Maggie is supervised by Professor Edward Delp.