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August 23, 2016

Undergraduate students win $20,000 first prize

A team of five biomedical engineering undergraduates who created and prototyped an economically feasible method for diagnosing tuberculosis in small children has won first prize in the 2016 Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge competition.
August 17, 2016

Moehling researches cholera in Haiti

Taylor Moehling, a graduate student at Purdue's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, has returned from Haiti where she worked on developing new techniques for collection, culture and detection of Vibrio cholera (cholera) bacteria from local water sources. Moehling received the national Whitaker Foundation grant, which enabled her to conduct research abroad. She is advised by Jacqueline Linnes, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, who specializes in developing mobile, inexpensive diagnostic tools for detecting and monitoring infections diseases.
August 11, 2016

Research suggests new tool for cancer treatment based on cell type

A new tumor model has been shown to predict how certain types of cancer cells react differently to a commonly used chemotherapy drug, a potential tool for "precision medicine," in which drug treatment is tailored to individual patients and certain cancer types.
July 20, 2016

Dave Ricks to become Lilly's 11th CEO

Eli Lilly and Company announced that John C. Lechleiter, chairman, president and chief executive officer, will retire as president and CEO and from the company effective December 31, 2016. Lilly's board of directors unanimously elected Dave Ricks, currently senior vice president and president, Lilly Bio-Medicines, to assume the role of president and chief executive officer. Ricks is a Purdue alumnus and a member of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering advisory board.
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