High-tech and Neurological Disorders (HAND) is an official organization at UCLA, focusing on the intersection of healthcare and innovation. We partner with the UCLA Brain Research Institute and the UCLA Movement Disorders Clinic.
High-tech and Neurological Disorders (HAND) at UCLA works to increase awareness and education of neurological diseases, including movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. We are composed of three committees: Education, Outreach, and Public Relations. An innovation aspect includes our undergraduate prototype team to aid in the building of a patent device to help patients with Parkinson’s disease. We collaborate with medical and industry professionals to learn more about treatment options and research opportunities related to neurological diseases.
High-tech and Neurological Disorders (HAND) at UCLA works to increase awareness and education of neurological diseases, including movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.
We promote awareness and understanding of neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's disease, by providing opportunities for members to create educational newsletters and infographics. Additionally, we plan to create an outreach curriculum to teach STEM workshops to highschool students, with topics such as the applications of technology in healthcare, and career development pathways.
We build a community of undergraduate and graduate students interested in neuroscience and biotechnology, and connect them with networks of professionals in their respective fields through events such as guest speakers and journal clubs.
We create an innovation team combining students in business, design, and the sciences to build intelligent iStopShaking IOT prototypes based on patent #10,694,989 awarded June of 2020.
This school year, members will learn of various neurological disorders, including diagnosis, treatment options, and long-term patient care. This will aid members in preparing for potential clinic volunteering and physician shadowing opportunities next year.
As part of our professional development curriculum, members will learn and explore career opportunities, ranging from the different medical specialities and pathways, to the biotechnology industry and startup creation.
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