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October 15, 2018

Purdue researchers receive $1.14M grant to develop mobile HIV testing

The National Institutes of Health National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded Purdue University’s Jacqueline Linnes and Tamara Kinzer-Ursem, assistant professors with the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, and their interdisciplinary team, a $1.14M three-year grant to develop a smartphone-based viral load self-test that can be used by HIV-positive individuals to monitor their health between doctors’ visits.
October 11, 2018

Purdue team wins Engineering World Health Design Competition

The Purdue University student chapter of Engineering World Health has designed a dry-heat sterilizer that could make surgeries safer in low-resource settings. The team won the 2018 Engineering World Health Design Competition and will be honored at the Biomedical Engineering Society annual meeting Oct. 17-20 in Atlanta.
October 10, 2018

Weldon School senior’s extended abstract wins national award

Patrick Giolando, a senior in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, has been awarded a 2018 Biomedical Engineering Society Undergraduate Student Design and Research Award for his extended abstract entitled, “Modeling of an implantable, bioresorbable drug delivery device.” The award is selected on the basis of originality, significance, thoroughness of design analysis, and performance evaluation.
September 20, 2018

Footsteps on the moon and a promise at home

Neil Armstrong’s voice crackled over the NASA feed almost 50 years ago from the surface of the moon as he proclaimed “… One giant leap for mankind.” It is probably the best-known giant leap in the world, but Purdue’s faculty, students and alumni continue to strive making giant leaps to solve the world’s greatest challenges.
September 7, 2018

Kinzer-Ursem receives CAREER award and NSF I-Corps grant

Tamara Kinzer-Ursem has received a National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) award to further her research and an Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to support commercialization of a handheld disease detection device. Kinzer-Ursem is an assistant professor in the Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.
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