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January 9, 2019

Acid reflux could cause death during epileptic seizures, study finds

Pedro Irazoqui had just enjoyed a huge lobster dinner. Then he woke up that night finding he couldn't breathe. Terrified, Irazoqui sat up and tried to relax. Air suddenly returned to his lungs like nothing had happened. After grabbing his phone and Googling like crazy, Irazoqui, a professor at Purdue University, discovered that what he had experienced was acid reaching his larynx, causing it to contract and cut off air flow.
January 8, 2019

Senior Design teams present innovative, award-winning solutions to healthcare needs

Four senior design teams were recognized for outstanding achievement at the annual Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Senior Design Projects Presentations and Demonstrations. On Dec. 13, 18 teams presented innovative engineering solutions to address various real patient, clinical, and healthcare needs to an audience that included the teams’ industry and clinical partners, the Purdue community, and the public.
December 13, 2018

Bruns, Linkel win 2018 College of Engineering Staff Awards of Excellence

Norvin Bruns and Corey Linkel, two staff members at the Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, received 2018 College of Engineering Staff Awards of Excellence at the annual staff awards banquet held at the Shively Club on December 7. Bruns was the recipient of the New Employee Award; Linkel was the recipient of Leah H. Jamieson Leadership Award.
December 5, 2018

Pharris awarded Geddes-Laufman-Greatbatch Award

Matthew Pharris, a PhD candidate in the Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, is the recipient of the 2018 Geddes-Laufman-Greatbatch Award. The annual award is presented to the outstanding student or postdoctoral fellow in the Weldon School. Pharris received the award at the annual Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Association Fall Potluck and Speaker Exchange on Nov. 27.
November 30, 2018

Nauman to be inducted into Purdue's Book of Great Teachers

Eric Nauman, a professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, will be inducted into Purdue's Book of Great Teachers, which honors outstanding teaching faculty who have demonstrated sustained excellence in the classroom. A total of 45 Purdue professors will receive the honor on Dec. 11. Nauman is also director of the College of Engineering Honors Program and a professor of mechanical engineering and basic medical sciences.
November 14, 2018

Weldon School is launching four new pathways for graduate training

Graduate students seeking a career in the healthcare industry, biomedical device development, entrepreneurship, and regulatory affairs, now have more options to fast track their career through four new graduate programs offered at the Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. A three-semester professional master’s degree, two dual degrees—MSBME/MBA or MSBME/MD, and a Regulatory Certificate Program for Medical Devices offer advanced training in high-demand fields.
November 14, 2018

NIH funds three T32 training programs

In 2018, the NIH funded or renewed funding for three programs that provide specialized training for graduate students in biomedical engineering. Two of these training programs are offered jointly through Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine.
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