Faculty Innovation Fellows Program

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Meet our current Fellows:

Karida Brown

Karida Brown, assistant professor, Departmentof Sociology, UCLA School of Letters and Sciences –Division of Social Sciences: Du Boisian Scholar Network:W.E.B. Du Bois – an online social change platform that connects and empowers sociologists and grassroots social activists to collaborate on today’s most pressing social.

Jeff Burke

Jeff Burke, professor-in-residence and associate dean, Department of Theatre – Center for Research in Engineering, Media and Performance, of Theater, Film and Television, School of Theatre, Film and Television: XRA IV – a platform that brings live theatre and augmented reality together to create a next-generation entertainment experience

Li Cai

Li Cai, professor, co-director, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies: BESSTT (Building Educational Solutions for Students, Teachers and Trainers) – research-based educational assessment tools that improve student learning outcomes.

Daniel Levi

Daniel Levi, professor, Department of PediatricCardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine: Pediatric Covered Stents – stents designed specifically to meet
the needs of pediatric heart patients.

Hirsch Perlman

Hirsch Perlman, professor, Department of Art, School of Arts and Architecture : Desktop Sculptures and Archeology – a web platform for artist and archeologist providing modestly priced and modestly sized art objects, enabling cultural preservation, education and activism.

David Shorter

David Shorter, professor, Department of WorldArts and Culture, School of Arts and Architecture: Archive of Healing, Ritual, and Transformation –a searchable database of world-wide approachesto healing.
 

Mitchell Spearrin

Mitchell Spearrin, assistant professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science: Rocket Project – a four-year program that teaches university students how to build rockets and become the space engineers of the future.

Alexander Young

Alexander Young, professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior: mWellness – an
app that monitors patient mental health, allowing for early intervention and prevention of mental health crises.

Jasmine Zhou

Jasmine Zhou, professor, Department of Pathologyand Laboratory Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine: EarlyDiagnostics, Inc. – an accurate, affordable and non-invasive tool for early cancer detection