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December 19, 2016

Viratect team places second in Schurz Innovation Challenge at Purdue

Viratect, which offers a platform of disease diagnostics at the point of care, placed second in the Schurz Innovation Challenge on Dec. 8 and also was chosen as the crowd favorite. Andrew Witten, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering, and Katherine Clayton, a fifth-year doctoral student in mechanical engineering, teamed up to create the device, which can be used to predict the next outbreak of a disease around the world.
December 16, 2016

Senior-design students present 20 innovations

Twenty innovative medical devices were demonstrated at the Purdue Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Senior Design Presentations on Dec. 15 at the Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering to a packed house of nearly 200 industry representatives, faculty, staff, students, family, and friends. A popular vote selected the top three projects. The winners of the 2016 Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Best Senior Design Project were Alex Baker, Chloe Beach, Anjali Malik, and Raj Patel for their project, "StrideSmart: Gait Monitoring and Improvement in the Geriatric Population."
December 15, 2016

Liao and Sangha awarded Ronald W. Dollens Graduate Scholarships

Chien-Sheng Liao and Gurneet Sangha, both graduate students in Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, were awarded the Ronald W. Dollens Scholarship for 2016-17. The scholarship is a joint scholarship between the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and the College of Pharmacy and is awarded to outstanding graduate students in the research areas of drug delivery, tissue engineering or cardiovascular.
December 14, 2016

"StrideSmart" team wins Spark Challenge

A team of Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering senior design students won first place at Purdue’s Spark Challenge on Friday, December 9. The team presented their project, dubbed “StrideSmart,” a smart assistive cane attachment for the geriatric population to help monitor patient walking patterns and potentially prevent falls for users. The device would notify users of irregular walking patterns in real-time through a companion smartphone application.
November 30, 2016

Bioengineering Programs: The Next Big Thing?

Ayeeshik Kole, MD-PhD candidate in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), talks about combining clinical training with biomedical engineering in this article about the escalating demand for physician-engineers in Association of American Medical Colleges News. The MSTP program is a joint venture between the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue and the Indiana University School of Medicine.
November 23, 2016

Claridge and Nauman inducted into Purdue University Teaching Academy

Shelley Claridge, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and chemistry, and Eric Nauman, a professor of biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and basic medical sciences, have been inducted into the Purdue University Teaching Academy in recognition of their outstanding and scholarly teaching in graduate, undergraduate and engagement programs.
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