Haru Jang is a 2nd year M.Sc. Industrial Design graduate student at Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia University), concentrating in human-centered design and engineering. In 2013, she received her B.F.A. in Metalsmithing / CADCAM from Temple University's Tyler School of Art. As a writer and former fine jewelry CAD Designer, Haru applies her design research skills and narrative knowledge to developing ergonomic products and systems that would improve user experience, safety, and comfort. Haru enjoys working with her JeffDESIGN team, runs on coffee, and possesses a penchant for assigning code names. Online portfolio: www.harujang.com.
Abhishek Umashankar Lead Materials Researcher
Abhi is a second year medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at TJU. His passion for athletics, health, and making people smile influenced his desire to become a doctor. After working as a private tutor and patient provider with developmental disabilities, he believes personalizing medicine would improve the quality of care. Joining the JeffDESIGN program further developed his design mindset and ability to tackle healthcare problems. He prioritizes team contribution, and looks forward to becoming a future physician and inventor. If anyone is having a bad day, Abhi is always ready with his pun-ishing arsenal of dad jokes.
Leena Ramani Lead Medical Researcher + Coordinator
Leena Ramani is a 2nd year medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. She is a part of the JeffDESIGN program at TJU, learning how to apply design thinking to solve healthcare challenges. Her experience in the medical field afforded her deep insight into patient care. When she worked as a medical assistant, Leena developed an interest in seeking solutions to enhance wound care procedures and increase patient compliance. Leena cultivated her interest in art and design at an early age, taking classes in high school and college. She hopes to use these skills in her future medical career to better patient lives and experiences.
Victor Hsue Lead Communications Specialist + Patient Outreach
Victor Hsue is a 2nd year Medical Student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015 with a Computational Biology degree, he wanted to solve problems at the intersection of technology and healthcare. Since starting medical school, Victor has continued exploring this interest by participating in the JeffDESIGN program and the 2016 Jefferson Health Hackathon. In college, he participated in design competitions, recreating iconic movie sets from Up and Lord of the Rings (200 balloons and Hobbit holes galore). Victor strives to continue using his design thinking and computational skills as a future physician.