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After starting her academic career at Arusha Technical College (ATC), Asmin Issa accomplished her educational pursuits by graduating in 2020. She received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and biomedical Engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering. Asmin took part in a prospective exchange program connecting Arusha Technical College with Cornell University in the United States. Throughout this opportunity, she gained hands-on experience by collaborating with Biomedical Engineering students and faculty in Biomedical Engineering Research Lab including Schafer-Nishimura Research Lab.
She closely shadowed and gained knowledge from these experts, carefully watching their methods in exploring different areas of health science, including conducting research in an Alzheimer’s Disease lab and investigating Kaposi’s sarcoma disease in Africa. The main objective was to actively participate in project advancements focused on enhancing the healthcare industry by creating a Neonatal Care and Monitoring System. Asmin’s professional competence as an engineer was officially acknowledged by the Engineer’s Registration Board (ERB) in 2021. This registration as a graduate engineer served as a prestigious certification, affirming her expertise, and further establishing her reputation as a skilled professional Engineer in the field.

In 2021 She also worked at Saifee Hospital Tanzania as a biomedical engineer, which involves Supports patient’s diagnosis and treatment by installing, testing, calibrating, and repairing biomedical equipment, training users, and maintaining safe operations. Improve equipment performance by studying machine-patient interaction, developing modifications, and collaborating with manufacturers. During the year 2022, she was employed as a biomedical engineer at Amana Referral Hospital, working in collaboration with the Ministry of Health through the Global Fund. In this role, she assumed responsibility for overseeing the maintenance, troubleshooting, and calibration of all medical devices utilized within the hospital.

In November 2022, she transitioned into the role of a Tutorial Assistant (TA) at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) Within the Biomedical Engineering unit, she plays an active role in fostering the academic and professional growth of students. Through sharing her knowledge and experiences, she helps shape and inspire the upcoming generation of professionals in the field. She is also working on a project to develop AI algorithm for screening of TB among people living with HIV led by Dr. Mzurikwao at Emerging Technologies for Health Research and Development laboratory at MUHAS (ETH).

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