Juan Enrique Villacres
Graduate Researcher
University of Texas
Juan Villacres is a recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin's Biomedical Engineering graduate program. He holds an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering and in Neuroscience from the same university, and has a passion for medical innovation in the pediatric space. He hopes to further his studies by pursuing an MD/PhD with a focus on neurology.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The problems facing healthcare today require interdisciplinary approaches. Recognizing this, the Dell Medical School, the Cockrell School of Engineering, and the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease at UT Health Austin launched the Clinical Innovation and Design Program (CID). The CID fellows, a mixture of medical students and graduate level engineers, explore clinical needs and develop a solution as a team over the course of 10 months. The CID program educates students on the proper process of needs identification and solution development. The program is organized into…