BME News

December 20, 2007

Staff Awards Crown 2007

2007 ends with three Weldon staff members recognized for their outstanding contributions to Purdue. Two were recognized by the College of Engineering, while the third was honored with a University award.

December 6, 2007

Weldon School partners with University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

Purdue University's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez have formed a partnership agreement designed to facilitate collaborative research and education efforts between the two institutions.

December 3, 2007

Hertig Named Alfred Mann Institute Director

A former president and CEO of an international producer of medical devices will serve as the executive director of the Alfred Mann Institute for Biomedical Development at Purdue University.

Purdue and Purdue Research Foundation officials announced Friday (Nov. 30) that John C. Hertig, the former president and CEO of Enpath Medical Inc. in Minneapolis, will be the institute's inaugural executive director. The Purdue engineering alumnus begins his duties on Monday (Dec. 3). University News Service has the full story.

November 26, 2007

Cook Biotech Product Featured On History Channel

SIS has earned Cook Biotech a feature on the History Channel's "Modern Marvels" program. This product, discovered in the 1980s by a team led by Les Geddes at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, will be featured at 8 p.m. Eastern Tuesday 27 November and at midnight Wednesday 28 November. UNS has the full story.
November 2, 2007

Purdue And GE Healthcare Advance Imaging Innovation In New Facility

A long and productive history of research between Purdue's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and GE Healthcare will serve as a framework for future innovation in a new medical imaging facility dedicated today at the Purdue Research Park. The facility includes a state-of-the-art 3-Tesla MRI system. The planned research builds on previous collaborative efforts between biomedical engineering and GE to perform key safety studies for fastscan MRI techniques and to enhance images from Computed Tomography (CT) systems.

September 6, 2007

New Method of CPR Promises Better Results

A new method of CPR that can increase blood flow by 25 percent and eliminate the need for rescue breathing has developed by Dr. Leslie A. Geddes and his team.
September 5, 2007

Detecting Cancer Without Drawing Blood

Researchers from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, the Purdue Cancer Center, and the Department of Chemistry have worked with the Mayo Clinic to develop an innovative method that can detect tumor-forming cells in blood, without the need to draw blood from the patient.
August 22, 2007

College of Engineering Honors Leavesley

Silas Leavesley has had his dissertation recognized by the College of Engineering as an "outstanding dissertation." His dissertation had been nominated for the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation doctoral dissertation award, and while it was not selected for that honor, it was one of nine dissertations recognized by the College with a cash prize and certificate. University News Service has the full story.
August 8, 2007

Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma

Researchers at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering have developed new miniature devices that can be implanted in the brain to predict and prevent epileptic seizures and a nanotech sensor to go in the eye to treat glaucoma.
July 25, 2007

National Medal of Technology Ceremony To Be Webcast

The ceremony for the awarding of the National Medal of Technology to Les Geddes and other Laureates will be webcast through the White House Web Site. The ceremonies, which will include the 2005 and 2006 Laureates for the National Medal of Technology and the National Medal of Science, is scheduled to begin at 1:50 p.m. Eastern -- which means you might want to log in a little early just to be safe.
July 17, 2007

Geddes Awarded National Medal of Technology

The White House and Department of Commerce have announced that Dr. Leslie A. Geddes, Purdue University's Showalter Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering, is a 2006 National Medal of Technology Laureate.
July 2, 2007

Hopewell Wins Award

Paige Hopewell, an MD/PhD student in the Weldon School, has won the Indiana Health Industry Forum's poster competition in the non-profit category. The paper, "Noninvasive Monitoring of Hepatic Tissue Viability by 1H and 23Na MRI," examines research she is doing with Dr. Navin Bansal and Dr. Tom Talavage.
June 29, 2007

Dickerson Takes National Leadership Role

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has named Weldon doctoral student Darryl Dickerson as chair of it's national executive board. The NSBE is one of the largest student-managed organizations in the nation, and dedicated to increasing the number of black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. It was founded in 1971 at Purdue by Edward Barnette and Fred Cooper and has grown into an organization with some 20,000 members. Congratulations to Darryl on his new responsibilities.
June 15, 2007

Bacteria Can Deliver Smart Nanoparticles

Diagnosis and treatment on the cellular level has taken a step forward with a successful effort to have bacteria carry nanoparticles to the interior of cells. This effort could lead to sending sensors, drugs, or DNA into cells for diagnosis and treatment. UNS has the story.
May 25, 2007

Steven Lee Honored With Helfert Award

Steven Lee, a junior in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, was honored with the $1,000 Bruce Helfert Memorial Award for outstanding junior majoring in science or engineering at the annual awards convocation. He has been involved as a Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Ambassador, implemented a peer-monitoring program for Honors Engineering and serves as president of Purdue's Engineering World Health, a student organization he helped establish to cater to the needs of the disadvantaged. Lee participated in an internship with Stryker Corp. and did volunteer work with the Timmy Foundation, which strives to improve the availability of quality health care to children worldwide. The Helfert Award is made possible through a gift from Sylvia Helfert in memory of her son, Bruce Helfert, a 1964 Purdue graduate. He was a surgeon at March Air Force Base in California, when he died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
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