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Undergraduate Program Receives ABET Accreditation
December 30, 2008
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.
 
One Of Our Own: Daniel Song
December 23, 2008

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.

Weldon Researchers Receive 5 of 14 ISCBI Grants
December 12, 2008
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.
Irazoqui On Howard Hughes Medical Institute Team
November 20, 2008
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.
BME Professors Part of New Breast Cancer Research Group
November 03, 2008
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.
 
Wodicka Quoted on IIA
October 31, 2008
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.
 
Li Receives Chorafas Foundation Award
October 28, 2008
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.
Paper selected by Faculty of 1000 Biology
October 17, 2008
A paper on the critical role of acrolein in spinal cord injuries co-authored by Riyi Shi has been selected by the Faculty of 1000 Biology as one of the most interesting papers in current biology.
Ceremony Honors Jischke, Decade of Achievement
September 30, 2008
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.
Panitch Receives First BMEGSA Mentoring Award
August 28, 2008
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.

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