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May 23, 2019

Park receives $2.9 million NIH grant to improve treatment for opioid addiction and overdose

Research into an affordable, longer-lasting, patient-friendly injectable treatment for opioid users is underway thanks to a $2.9 million grant from the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse. Kinam Park, Showalter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacy, is leading the study to optimize and advance a patient-friendly, naltrexone formulation from the lab scale to phase I clinical trials.
May 23, 2019

Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering celebrates record Day of Giving

The Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering had a record-setting Day of Giving, a 24-hour higher education fundraising campaign at Purdue University on April 24. A record number of donors made gifts totaling $918,237, a record high for the school for the annual campaign, bringing the school’s six-year cumulative Day of Giving total to $2,745,058.
May 22, 2019

Pharris receives Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award

Matt Pharris, a doctoral student in Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, has received the Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is the highest honor presented by the University in recognition of graduate student teachers.
May 16, 2019

Leading clinicians and researchers propose transformative changes in healthcare

What if instead of investing most of our healthcare resources in treating disease, we invested more in preventing disease? What will it take for new technological advancements to start saving lives? What will healthcare look like in the near- and long-term future? These are a few of the topics that were discussed at the “What IF Medical Technology Advanced Health?” public forum on May 3 at Hine Hall Auditorium in Indianapolis.
May 14, 2019

Chi Hwan Lee wins Young Investigator Grant

Chi Hwan Lee has won a 2019 Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association Young Investigator Grant in recognition of outstanding early career development in science, engineering and technology. Lee is an assistant professor of biomedical and mechanical engineering and speech, language, and hearing sciences at Purdue University.
April 17, 2019

Eight students advance to Engineering 2169 Student Pitch Competition

Eight graduate students from Purdue’s College of Engineering emerged as finalists from a field of 21 hopefuls who competed in the first round of the Engineering 2169 Health and Longevity pitch competition held at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering on April 11.
April 16, 2019

Irazoqui receives 2019 Faculty Excellence Award for Research

Pedro P. Irazoqui, Reilly Professor of Biomedical Engineering and interim head of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the Purdue College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award for Research. The award honors faculty for an exceptional recent research contribution that has had significant impact on the discipline and/or society.
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