Importance of CareMed
The IMSE department and the College of Engineering at USF have done outstanding jobs in the past when assisting the State of Florida in the educational environment. The center that is located in IMSE, has the potential to draw broadly from the research disciplines represented within the College of Engineering including Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Industrial & Management Systems Engineering. In addition to science and engineering participation, the centerís research, education, and service objectives require a significant and meaningful social science and management component (e.g. economics, ethics, law, regulatory and public policy). Within the University of South Florida itself, the proposed center will draw upon the expertise and resources of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business Administration (the Center for Economic Policy Analysis and the Kaufman supported Center for Entrepreneurship in particular), the College of Engineering, the $34.5-million Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions, and the Health Sciences Center, which houses the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. The USF-Tampa campus is also home to the Shriners Hospital for Children, as well as the nationally recognized H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. Also affiliated with USF are Tampa General Hospital and the James A. Haley VA Medical Center.
The continued relationship with state government and industry stakeholders, combined with the excellent research infrastructure of USF and the proximity of the medical device manufacturers will make the Center location at USF ideal. The Center for Applied Research in Medical Devices will be the first of its kind in the State of Florida. Since the center will be engaged in research within a highly regulated industry, new opportunities will be created to collaborate with the Center for Devices and Radiological Health Division of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.