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Borgens Receives IHIF Honor
May 19, 2006

Richard Borgens will receive the Indiana Health Industry Forum's 2006 "Outstanding Contribution of Scientific Commercialization Award" on June 13. The award is given to individuals who make significant contributions to converting research to commercial use. Borgens is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, is the Mari Hulman George Professor of Applied Neurology in the School of Veterinary Medicine, and a founder of Andara Life Science, Inc.

More information on Borgens and his research into the treatment of spinal injuries and paralysis can be found here, here, here, and here.

Derick Miller's Vocation Showcased
May 18, 2006
Derick Miller, who just recently finished his doctorate in BME at Purdue, was recently showcased at a Spring Open House hosted by Inspired Fire, a local glass studio and gallery.
Photo by Michael Heinz/Lafayette Journal and Courier
Three BME Students Receive Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching
May 18, 2006
Jason Bazil, Aaron Kyle, and Silas Leavesley were recently selected to receive Purdue's College of Engineering Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Professor Irazoqui Quoted in "Wired"
May 18, 2006
A recent article on developments in brain-computer interfaces (BCI) in the online "Wired News" quoted BME professor Pedro Irazoqui.
Nine New Faculty Members Added
January 17, 2006

The expansion and augmentation of research and education efforts within the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering is off to an outstanding start with the hiring of 9 new faculty members over the past year.

"The implementation of our strategic plan to add 20 new faculty members within 5 years is transformational for our School," states George Wodicka. "These nine individuals are an outstanding start to the effort, and immediately advance both our education and research capacity. I ask that you join us in welcoming these new members of the BME family."

Guo Receives 2006 Lion's Club Award
April 24, 2006
Dr. Peixuan Guo, a professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Purdue Bionanotechnology Graduate Program, has been unanimously selected to receive the 2006 Lion's Club Award. This award honors a member of the Purdue Cancer Center faculty for their cancer research, with nominations coming from fellow Cancer Center participants and selection by a committee composed of former recipients.
Friday September 22nd: Save The Date
April 19, 2006
Please mark the day, and celebrate with us the completion of this state-of-the-art facility for biomedical engineering and education, research, and technology development. In addition we hope you will also attend a special symposium in the afternoon honoring the heart of biomedical engineering at Purdue: Dr. Leslie A. Geddes.
Biomedical Entrepreneurship
April 18, 2006
What happens when a world-class business school partners with a leading biomedical research and education institution and a major medical school?
Purdue scientists find hypertension drug may aid treatment of spinal injuries
April 18, 2006
Purdue University researchers have identified a drug commonly used to treat hypertension that may also reverse damage from spinal cord injuries, cancer and Parkinson's disease. A research team led by Riyi Shi and Richard Borgens, who hold joint appointments in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and the School of Veterinary Medicine, found that hydralazine, a medication that relaxes veins and arteries, may be an antidote for acrolein, a deadly toxin that is produced after a nerve cell is injured.
Engineers creating small wireless device to improve cancer treatment
April 18, 2006
Engineers at Purdue University, led by Babak Ziaie who holds a courtesy appointment in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, are creating a wireless device the size of a rice grain that could be implanted in tumors to tell doctors the precise dose of radiation received and locate the exact position of tumors during treatment.

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