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    Hi there,
    I'm Alice

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    I'm an Engineer
    Seeking to merge medicine, science, and technology

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    At heart, I'm just a kid
    with lots of education

    Now, I just want to apply everything I've learned!

About Me


I am a Systems Engineer and Principal Investigator with research experience in various scientific fields, with an emphasis on product development, merging interdisciplinary fields, driving the discovery of innovative solutions, and managing/executing high-risk projects.

My interests are in finding gaps that exist within healthcare and education, and developing solutions. Specifically, I am interested in hardware, devices/wearables, and software that can aid in "Anticipation in Medicine." In other words, ways that various clinical and non-clinical conditions can be predicted before they happen such that pre-emptive measures or responses can be created accordingly (preventative medicine). You can download my book chapter on this topic by clicking here.

My passion is in innovating and finding ways to combine my love for medical technology, scientific research and education. I also strongly believe in paying-it-forward.

My work involves the interdisciplinary fields of Surgery (cardiothoracic, orthopaedic, trauma, etc.), Physiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry, Bioenergetics, and Clinical Translational Research with a focus on tissue engineering, bioenergetics, cardiac organogenesis, 3D bioprinting, stem cell technology, translational research, and medical imaging.

My ideal work environment is one that allows me to combine all of my interests in creative ways that draw on all of my past experiences. I am looking for a company that allows me to wear multiple hats, and that is open to change and growth in different ways.




I Am Creative
And Enjoy Problem-Solving

I want to work in an environment where people are receptive to new ideas and open to alternative ways of doing things. I think it is very important in science and research to be able to draw on concepts and ideas from all disciplines--from hard sciences to humanities to music. Innovation can only happen when we are willing to consider alternative options and keep an open-mind.

I Embrace the Nerd
Coding and Technology is Fun!

I have been doing scientific research since 2003, and signed up for a super long academic career track, but have more recently discovered that my passions are not limited to a single type of environment. I am therefore looking for industry and startup company positions, in addition to adjunct/assisant professor roles. I want to find my intellectual and like-minded cohort. I'm very much a team-player and love working with others who have similar goals and values because I realize that cohesive groups can accomplish much more than individual effort.

I Am Passionate
About Science, Medicine, and Music

I think one of my best qualities is that I am not afraid of failure, and actually think that a lot more can be learned from failures than successes. My interests are in trying to find ways to better the world by trying to find answers or to create them (whether via a new method or device). I tend to do mostly high-risk research, and thrive on projects where I know something has not yet been proven or done.

I Am Innovative
And Can Rise to Any Occassion

I am currently searching for job opportunities at places that allow people to be themselves, and support a lot of tinkering and hacking. I dislike being put into a box, and not having the intellectual freedom to simply create and explore the boundaries of what we know and can do. I enjoy pulling ideas, theories, and concepts from different interdisciplinary fields and pulling them together in a cohesive manner.

My Top 5 Clifton StrengthsFinder™ Themes:



Restorative

People exceptionally talented in the Restorative theme are adept at dealing with problems.
They are good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.

Ideation

People exceptionally talented in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas.
They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.

Strategic

People exceptionally talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed.
Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.

Achiever

People exceptionally talented in the Achiever theme work hard and possess a great deal of stamina.
They take immense satisfaction in being busy and productive.

Learner

People exceptionally talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve.
The process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.


Results from online assessment.

Other Hats that I wear

I love working with interdisciplinary teams with big ideas.

Mobile App/Device Developer
Healthcare Solutions

I write iOS phone and watch applications using Swift 3 / X-code. I am currently working on heart rate variability and its use in wearable technologies as the Chief Medical Officer of a company, where I provide subject matter expertise as well as technical support (hardware, software). I am also working on a couple other medical devices in other healthcare subject areas.

Leader, Content Writer
Medical Technology Startups

I work or have worked for a number of medical education startup companies, including:

Osmosis, an innovative medical education technology startup based out of Johns Hopkins for implementing technology to advance medical knowledge across the globe.

Kenhub, a German-based company focused on bringing healthcare students an engaging and effective platform for learning human anatomy. I write medical content about anatomy, physiology and pathology.

Picmonic, an audiovisual platform for learning. Its platform helps students improve their memory retention and score higher in exams. The company’s platform takes the textbook information for topics, such as pharmaceuticals, med-surgical, fundamentals, and more and turns them into images and stories for making studying more effective.

Innovator
New Healthcare Technologies

I am working on multiple projects that improve various aspects of healthcare on both the physician and patient sides. I am interested in Big Data, IoT, Machine Learning, and Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality as tools for improving treatments and clinical workflows.

Skills and Competencies

Technical Skills

Hardware

  • Microchip microcontrollers and parts
  • Nordic and Rigado BLE
  • Arduino, Raspberry Pi, 3D Bioprinting
  • Laser cutting
  • Machining
  • VR: Unity3D (C#, JavaScript), Google VR

iOS Development

  • XCode / Xamarin
  • Swift 3
  • Objective C
  • iPhone apps
  • Apple Watch apps
  • WatchKit, HealthKit, ResearchKit

Design/3D Modeling

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • SolidWorks
  • Lightwave/Blender
  • Other CAD

Software Development

  • LabVIEW
  • Python
  • HTML/CSS
  • Javascript, JQuery
  • Ruby, Ruby on Rails

Personal Skills and Compentencies

  • Artist – currently illustrating a children’s book, origami, and charcoal/pencil drawings
  • Medical & scientific illustrator
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese. Limited working proficiency in Spanish
  • Passionate musician; classically trained pianist through college (trained in music theory and composition, and won competitive awards); self-taught violinist (held a chair after regional and state auditions), guitarist, and percussion player.
  • Hobbyist woodworker and engineer; extensive experience with the use of power sawing, grinding, drilling, milling, abrasive/sanding, soldering, laser cutting, and working with CNC equipment.
  • Ultimate Frisbee, longboarding, CrossFit, and Olympic weightlifting
  • STEM tutor, teacher at local high schools, and state science fair judge for 8 years (2 years as Grand Awards Judge, Health & Science category)

75

Presentations

51

Publications

240

Completed Projects

32

Honors & Awards

The Desire to Create is One of the Deepest Yearnings of the Human Soul

DIETER F. UCHTDORF

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Do not be afraid to fail, never give up

YOURS TRULY

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail

RALPH W. EMERSON

Check Out Some of My
Work and Hobbies

All
Engineering
Hacks
Hobbies
    • Automated Ribbon Inspection Station
    • Systems Engineering and Automation
    • Fingerprint Pulse Oximeter
    • Pulse oximeter vital sign collection device with integrated fingerprint biometric technology for patient identification and electronic health record access via ultrawide band transmission.
    • Customized Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Re-design of a Microchip PIC24 blood pressure monitor for use in research applications with custom mobile app for control of cycle times and pressure thresholds.
    • 3D Printed Surgical Simulation
    • 3D printing
    • UV Virus-Inactivating Autonomous Drone
    • Arduino / Parrot AR 2.0
    • 3D Bioprinter for Stem Cells and Biologics
    • 3D printing
    • Cardiac Organogenesis
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Virtual Reality Simulation
    • PTSD & Phobia Treatment
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Hobbies
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Hobbies
    • Piano, Guitar, Violin
    • Composition & Improv

Get In Touch
Contact Me -

I would love to hear from you, and learn how I might fit into your group.

alice.ferng@gmail.com

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