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Robert Malkin

Professor of the Practice, Biomedical Engineering and Global Health
Director, Duke-Engineering World Health
Pratt School of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering

(919) 660-5131
robert.malkin@duke.edu

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Robert Malkin

Summary

Professor Malkin is interested in medical instrumentation in the developing world. Dr. Malkin is also the director Duke-Engineering World Health. This unique study abroad program allows undergraduates to study and work in developing world hospitals. Dr. Malkin is the faculty advisor for CUREs, a non-profit business promotion program. Malkin's invention, the Pratt Pouch, was selected by the World Health Organizations as one of the top ten "innovative health technologies for low-resource settings"
in 2012.

Teaching

Title Number Level Semester Requirements Fulfilled
Design for the Developing World

Design of custom devices to help the specific and unique needs of developing world hospitals. Formal engineering design principles will be emphasized; overview of developing world conditions, patent issues, engineering ethics.Oral and written reports will be required. Students may elect to personally deliver their projects to a developing world hospital, if selected, in the summer following the course. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering 154L and Statistics 113. Consent of instructor required.

Course Notes:
BME 462L
Was: BME 262
UG Only FALL 2013 GHC: Methods
MINOR: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
GHC: Elective
Design for the Developing World

Design of custom devices to help the specific and unique needs of developing world hospitals. Formal engineering design principles will be emphasized; overview of developing world conditions, patent issues, engineering ethics.Oral and written reports will be required. Students may elect to personally deliver their projects to a developing world hospital, if selected, in the summer following the course. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering 154L and Statistics 113. Consent of instructor required.

Course Notes:
BME 462L
Was: BME 262
UG Only SPRING 2013 GHC: Methods
MINOR: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
GHC: Elective

Projects

Recent Publications

Dahinten, A, Malkin R The Pratt Pouch Provides a Three-Fold Access Increase to Antiretroviral Medication for Births outside Health Facilities in Southern Zambia, The Open Biomedical Eng J, 2016, v10, 12-18.

Dahinten, A; Dow, D; Cunningham, C; Msuya, L; Mmbaga, B; Malkin, R, Providing safe and effective preventative antiretroviral prophylaxis to HIV-exposed newborns via a novel drug delivery system in Tanzania, Ped Inf Dis J, 2016 (accepted and in print).

Malkin RA, Calman LJ, Service-Learning in Biomedical Engineering: Engineering World Health (EWH), International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Special Edition, pp. 39-47, January 2015.

Choy, A, Malkin RA, Ortiz, Accurate Dosing of Antiretrovirals at Home Using a Foilized, Polyethylene Pouch to Prevent the Transmission of HIV from Mother to Child", Medicine, 2015 v94(25), pp1-5.

Dahinten, A, Malkin R The Pratt Pouch Provides a Three-Fold Access Increase to Antiretroviral Medication for Births outside Health Facilities in Southern Zambia, The Open Biomedical Eng J, 2015, v9, 1-7.

Technologies for global health, Peter Howitt MA,Prof Ara Darzi FRCS,Prof Guang-Zhong Yang PhD,Hutan Ashrafian MRCS, Prof Rifat Atun FRCP, Prof James Barlow PhD,Alex Blakemore PhD, Prof Anthony MJ Bull PhD, Josip Car PhD, Lesong Conteh PhD, Graham S Cooke PhD, Nathan Ford PhD,Simon AJ Gregson PhD, Karen Kerr PhD,Dominic King MRCS, Myutan Kulendran MRCS, Prof Robert A Malkin PhD, Prof Azeem Majeed MD, Prof Stephen Matlin DSc, Robert Merrifield PhD, Hugh A Penfold PhD,Steven D Reid PhD, Prof Peter C Smith BA, Prof Molly M Stevens PhD, Michael R Templeton PhD,Prof Charles Vincent PhD,Elizabeth Wilson MSc, The Lancet - 4 August 2012 ( Vol. 380, Issue 9840, Pages 507-535 ) DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61127-1

C Gamache, RA Malkin, "Local Manufacture and Packaging of NVP for PCTMT of HIV," IET Conference, 2010, London, England.

M. Garst, RA Malkin, Curriculum for Biomedical Technicians Assistant, IET Conference, 2010, London, England.

Caroline Gamache, Robert Malkin, Daily Liquid Antiretroviral Pouch for PMTCT in Resource-Constrained Settings, BMES 2010, Austin, TX.

Lora Perry, Robert Malkin Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) and Biomedical Engineering Technician Training in Rwanda, BMES 2010, Austin, TX.

Malkin RA, Anand, V, Design and Testing of a Novel Phototherapy for the Developing World, IEEE EMB Magazine, March v29(2), 37-43, 2010.

Malkin RA, Keane A. Evidence-Based Approach to the Maintenance of Laboratory and Medical Equipment in Resource Poor Settings, Med Biol Eng and Comp v48(7), 721-726, 2010.