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Spring 2015 Newsletter
February 25, 2015
 
Interns experience full process of needs-based medical device innovation in NIH-supported clinical immersion program
February 25, 2015
Each summer, a handful of Weldon School seniors embark on clinical internships to shadow physician mentors, observe clinical challenges, and bring back problems to solve in senior design. But, they return to campus with much more than notebooks filled with ideas and observations. They return with a seasoned perspective that can only be acquired on the front line of clinical medicine.
Delp named 2015 Scientist of the Year
February 23, 2015
Edward Delp, the Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, has been named the 2015 Scientist of the Year by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
BME Seminar - Wed., Feb. 25
February 23, 2015
A seminar entitled "Identification of spinal circuits transmitting and gating mechanical pain," will be presented by Dr. Qiufu Ma, Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School and Department of Cancer Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 25th.
 
Yue Ren wins second place at Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition
February 20, 2015
A business plan presented on PurSpec Technologies Inc. (presented as BioMS) by Weldon School graduate student Yue Ren was runner-up in the Gold Division at the 28th annual Purdue Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition. The company was founded by Ren and Zheng Ouyang, associate professor of biomedical engineering.
Science on Tap - Thurs., Feb. 19
February 16, 2015
Science on Tap is this Thursday! We will be hosting Dr. Jenna Rickus, an Associate Professor from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Her talk on "Humans 2.0: Will my grandkids be cyborgs?" will take place Thursday, February 19th at 6PM, upstairs at the Lafayette Brewing Company.
 
BME Seminar - Wed., Feb. 18
February 13, 2015
Dr. Ellen M Arruda, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan will present a seminar entitled "Impact Biomechanics of the Knee: Effects of ACL and Cartilage Material Model Assumptions on Soft Tissue Strains" on Wednesday, February 18, at 9:30 a.m. in MJIS 1001.
 
BME Seminar Series
February 06, 2015
Amy Brewster, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University will present a seminar entitled "Microglial cells; a smoking gun in the pathophysiology of epilepsy?" at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 11 in MJIS 1001.
 
Keck Foundation to fund Purdue research into spectroscopic imaging
February 10, 2015
A team of Purdue University researchers has been awarded a $1 million W.M. Keck Foundation grant to develop a new type of imaging technology for cell and tissue analysis. Central to the concept is the invention of a new way to perform in-vivo spectroscopy, or using a pulsing laser light to determine the precise chemical content of tissues in living organisms.
Women make mark as innovators, entrepreneurs
February 05, 2015
Purdue University has a long history of supporting strong women leaders. Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart coached young women about careers at Purdue, former dean Dorothy Stratton was the first full-time Dean of Women Purdue, and alumna and astronaut Janice Voss logged 18.8 million miles and 49 days in space including a total of 779 Earth orbits. The trend continues with Purdue women innovators and entrepreneurs who are making their mark in the world of technology transfer and commercialization in a number of ways including patent filings, startup creation and licensing deals.

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