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BME Seminar - Wed.,Sept. 2
August 28, 2015
"Control of chronic pain by neuroinflammation and stem cells" will be presented by Ru-Rong Ji, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Duke University Medical Center, Chief of Pain Research, Departments of Anesthesiology and Neurobiology, Duke University School of Medicine on Wednesday, September 2, at 9:30 a.m. in MJIS 1001.
BME Graduate Student Rucha Joshi Selected for New Burton Morgan Fellowship Program
September 01, 2015
Rucha Joshi, a graduate student working with Professor Sherry Voytik-Harbin, is one of eleven Purdue students selected for the first cohort of the Burton D. Morgan Fellowship Program, a student-driven initiative focused on thought leadership, mentorship and community building.
Rucha Joshi
Researchers receive funding for diabetes treatment
September 01, 2015
Jenna Rickus, professor of agricultural and biological engineering and biomedical engineering, and Sherry Harbin, professor of biomedical engineering, received $43,629 from the Trask Innovation Fund for their project "Biosilica-islets 2.0: Biosilification of therapeutic stem cells to treat type I diabetes." The technology could enable cell transplants as a treatment for patients affected by Type 1 diabetes.
Laboratory research mimics blast-induced brain trauma in soldiers
August 31, 2015
Researchers have developed a procedure to mimic in laboratory experiments a form of brain trauma commonly seen in combat veterans, and findings suggest a new diagnostic tool for early detection and a potential treatment.
Science on Tap kicks off August 27th
August 21, 2015
Dr. Marguerite E. O'Haire of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue will kick off the Fall season of Science on Tap with a presentation entitled "The science behind the human-animal bond" on Thursday, August 27th.
Fearnot-Laufman-Greatbatch Award Presented to Evan Phillips
August 26, 2015
As part of their graduate training, second year BME and IBSc Ph.D. students are given the opportunity to present their research in the format of BME Summer Seminar. The student giving the most outstanding presentation of the summer - as determined by evaluation forms submitted by Weldon faculty, staff, graduate students, and others in attendance - is presented with the Fearnot-Laufman-Greatbatch Award. The award includes an individual plaque, the name placed on a permanent plaque displayed in the MJIS building, and a monetary award.
Evan Phillips and Vickie Maris
BME Seminar Series Kicks off Wednesday, August 26
August 24, 2015
"Molecular and Cellular Imaging with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Application to Preclinical Cardiovascular Models" is the title of the presentation by Tom C.-C. Hu, Ph.D. MBA DABMP, Project Officer, Biomedical Advanced Research & Development Authority (BARDA) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response (ASPR,) U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to kick off this semester's BME seminar series. The seminar will begin at 9:30 a.m. in MJIS 1001 on the West Lafayette campus.
Purdue graduate students can enroll in entrepreneurial track
August 21, 2015
Purdue University graduate students interested in entrepreneurship can now enroll in the Entrepreneurial Graduate Track program to learn about what is needed to move innovations to the market.
Brain changes found in high school football players thought to be concussion-free
August 20, 2015
New research into the effects of repeated head impacts on high school football players has shown changes in brain chemistry and metabolism even in players who have not been diagnosed with concussions and suggest the brain may not fully heal during the offseason.
BME Summer Seminar - Wed., Aug. 5
August 03, 2015
Michelle Visbal-Onufrak (Dr. Young Kim, advisor) and Alarbi Elhashmi (Dr. Tien-Min Gabriel Chu/Dr. Alyssa Panitch, co-advisors) will present their current research at this week's BME summer seminar.

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