BME News

December 30, 2008

Undergraduate Program Receives ABET Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (BSBME) degree program in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing its students with a quality education.
December 23, 2008

One Of Our Own: Daniel Song

It is with regret that we announce that Daniel Song, Class of 2008,
lost his life in a vehicle accident Saturday night while returning to
campus to participate in graduation ceremonies Sunday morning. As
many of you know, Daniel was a very likeable student; full of
ambition, talent and with a goodly dose of humor. He will always have
a special place in the memories of the Weldon School family.

If you have a favorite memory of Daniel that you would like to share
with others who knew him, especially with his family, please e-mail
it to his Academic Advisor, Truda Strange. These will be compiled into a remembrance.

December 12, 2008

Weldon Researchers Receive 5 of 14 ISCBI Grants

Five of the first research grants issued by the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Board have been awarded to faculty members at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. Ji-Xin Cheng, Alyssa Panitch, Jenna Rickus, Riyi Shi, and Tom Talavage were selected from 32 proposals submitted for consideration.
November 20, 2008

Irazoqui On Howard Hughes Medical Institute Team

Pedro Irazoqui, an assistant professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, is one of three Purdue University researchers selected to be a part of collaborative research teams with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Iraqoqui and William Chappell, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, will work with HHMI investigator Simon John of the Jackson Laboratory on glaucoma research. his is the first time HHMI has provided direct funding for specific research projects.
November 3, 2008

BME Professors Part of New Breast Cancer Research Group

Professors Ji-Xin Cheng and James Leary have been selected as part of a core group of 10 top cancer researchers that are the core of a new breast cancer research group established by the Purdue Cancer Center. The group's mission is to increase knowledge to help prevent breast cancer, develop better early-detection techniques and improve treatment methods. The Purdue University News Service has the rest of the story.
October 31, 2008

Wodicka Quoted on IIA

George Wodicka, professor and head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue, is quoted on the Indiana Innovation Alliance (IIA) by Inside Indiana Business. He notes that the IIA will allow the development of core research facilities that can help advance development.
October 28, 2008

Li Receives Chorafas Foundation Award

BME graduate student Jianming Li has been named one of two Purdue students to receive a 2009 Chorafas Foundation Award. This award for advanced graduate students includes a $4,000.00 cash prize intended as co-funding of advanced research or studies, including travel to explore post doctoral opportunities in Nobel Laureate's laboratories.
September 30, 2008

Ceremony Honors Jischke, Decade of Achievement

A Decade of Achievement has been recognized in ceremonies at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering honoring President Emeritus Martin C. Jishcke for his leadership. With the formal unveiling of his portrait, the state-of-the-art biomedical engineering building formally completed it's renaming to the Martin C. Jishcke Hall of Biomedical Engineering. During his almost ten years as university president, Dr. Jishke oversaw the phenomenal growth of program into the first named school within the College of Engineering.
August 28, 2008

Panitch Receives First BMEGSA Mentoring Award

Dr. Alyssa Panitch has been presented with the first Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Association (BMEGSA) Faculty Award for Mentoring. "Dr. Panitch," states Jon Boley, chair of the BMEGSA professional development committee, "is an outstanding advisor and mentor to many graduate students, and the BME Graduate Student Association is proud to award her for her efforts." Dr. Panitch received the most votes from the graduate students of the nominees for the award. "My favorite part of my job is working with the students, so it is especially nice to be recognized for mentoring," said Dr. Panitch, who was presented the award on August 20th.
July 16, 2008

Ladisch Honored By AIChE

Michael Ladisch, Director of the Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, has been recognized in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' (AIChE) "One Hundred Engineers of the Modern Era" list. The College of Engineering has more.
July 11, 2008

MD/PhD Program Receives MSTP Award From NIH

The highly-competitive joint MD/PhD program has received a five-year, $1.25 million Medical Scientist Training Program award from the National Institutes of Health. This prestigious award recognizes the quality of the program, which brings together the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue and the Indiana University School of Medicine.
June 13, 2008

Research Could Prevent Fractures In Race Horses

Researchers are developing a monitoring system similar to those used by earthquake seismologists to detect tiny cracks in bones, a technology that could help prevent fractures in humans and racehorses.
May 30, 2008

Weldon School Integral Part of New Medical Institute

Leaders of Indiana and Purdue universities Thursday announced the creation of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), a medical research initiative supported by a $25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will combine the strengths of the universities, business and government to swiftly transform discoveries into better patient care and business opportunities.

"The Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering is a key, unique component of the Institute," notes Dr. George Wodicka, head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue. "Our expertise in medical device design, prototyping, and development, including bionanotechnology approaches, combined with our proven track record in bringing effective products to market will be invaluable to the Institute."

May 30, 2008

Workshop and Student Tutorial on Dynamical Systems in Physiological Modeling

A conference, with special student tutorial session, will present a cross-section of theoretical and computational results -- from the level of cells to the level of organs -- in dynamical systems in physiological modeling October 8-13. The student tutorial session will run October 8-10 with the main workshop being October 11-13. More details can be found here.
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