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December 25, 2019

Prestigious fellowships named for biomedical entrepreneur and Purdue alumna Leslie Bottorff

As a student, Leslie Bottorff forged her own path through Purdue’s interdisciplinary engineering program, working with the legendary Leslie Geddes, the Showalter Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering, among others, enroute to her BSIDE (Biomedical) degree in 1979. Two decades later, she was thrilled to learn about the establishment of a formal school of biomedical engineering at Purdue. She is a founding member of the school’s advisory board.
December 20, 2019

Senior design teams showcase innovations for real medical needs

Sixteen student teams co-presented innovative engineering solutions for real patient, clinical, and healthcare needs at the 2019 Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Senior Design Presentations and Demonstrations. The annual event was held on Dec. 13 in a Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering lecture hall that was packed with industry and clinical mentors, faculty and staff, and friends and family who came to celebrate the students’ successes.
December 12, 2019

Treatments following heart attacks could improve with 4D image analysis

More than a million Americans suffer from heart attacks every year. Although recent advancements in medicine have improved patient prognosis, heart failure remains a deadly complication of heart attacks. But, what if mechanical maps of the damaged heart could help physicians predict the likelihood of heart failure and tailor interventions accordingly?
December 12, 2019

Faculty members celebrate 155 combined years of service

Five faculty members from the Purdue Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering were honored at the Faculty Service Recognition Luncheon hosted by the Office of the Provost on Tuesday (Dec. 10). The faculty members celebrated a combined 155 years of service to Purdue.
December 11, 2019

Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering staff members win Awards of Excellence

Two Purdue Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering staff members were honored at the 18th Annual College of Engineering Staff Awards of Excellence ceremony on Friday (Dec. 6). Asem Aboelzahab, Lead Instructional Labs and Senior Design Projects Coordinator, won the Professional Achievement Award, and Chantalle Brown, Academic Advisor, won the New Employee Award. Mung Chiang, John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, presented the awards at Shively Club at Ross Ade Stadium. More than 200 guests, including the honorees, their families, friends and colleagues, attended the ceremony.
December 9, 2019

Linnes receives Violet Haas Memorial Fellowship

Jacqueline Linnes, Marta E. Gross Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, was honored at a reception Thursday (Dec. 5) as the winner of the 2019 Violet Haas Memorial Fellowship.
December 5, 2019

Showalter Trust funds Weldon School faculty members

Two early career faculty members at the Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering were among the 11 faculty members at Purdue who received up to $75,000 each in Showalter Trust Funding to support their research.
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