BME News

December 20, 2021

Holderbaum receives prestigious Martin Award

Cynthia Holderbaum, administrative assistant for academic programs in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, has received the 2021 Eudoxia Girard Martin Memorial Staff Recognition Award.
December 10, 2021

Weldon School fosters diversity, equity and inclusion through Town Hall event

On October 26, the Weldon School held a town hall to discuss the outcomes of the 2021 Weldon School Diversity and Equity Climate Survey. With over 1/3rd of the Weldon School community participating in the survey last year, many areas of strength within the Weldon School community were identified as well as priority areas to further improve the culture and climate of the school.
December 8, 2021

Center for Implantable Devices continues legacy of founding faculty

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. William Hillenbrand’s then anonymous donation of $500,000 to establish biomedical engineering research at Purdue. That initial seed investment brought us Drs. Leslie Geddes, Willis Tacker, Joe Bourland, and Charles Babbs to Purdue who put Purdue BME on the map with more than 30 inventions, many of which focused on implantable electronic devices including and energy-efficient implantable defibrillator and the automatic pacemaker.
December 6, 2021

Biomedical Research Associates Group formed to provide ecosystem for post-doc/research scientist training and advancement

To train the best postdocs – that is the motivation behind the formation of the Biomedical Research Associates Group (BRAG). This new initiative at the Weldon School will strengthen the communication between faculty and the sizable group of postdocs, visiting scholars and research scientists in the department. The plan is to facilitate professional development via monthly workshops, seminars, or Q&A sessions for scientists in training as well as including postdocs to relevant faculty events such as grant review roundtable.
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