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June 12, 2019

Many rotator cuff shoulder surgeries fail. Understanding the tendon better could help.

A few years ago, when Dianne Little was leading a horse around the corner of a barn, she was suddenly met by a piece of construction equipment with a tarp flapping heavily in the wind. The horse spooked, rearing up on its hind legs, and tried to head for the hills. Little held tight, refusing to lose control of the horse, but she left the barn that day with a partially dislocated shoulder and a torn rotator cuff.
May 30, 2019

Club project to startup: Predictive Wear could receive up to $250,000 in matching funds to advance technology, commercialization

Predictive Wear LLC, an award-winning startup based on a technology developed by members of a Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering-based student club, could receive an investment up to $250,000 in matching funds from Purdue Research Foundation's Foundry Investment Fund to help advance it to commercial viability—if the startup raises enough capital to match.
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.
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