Ayeeshik Kole, MD-PhD candidate in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), talks about combining clinical training with biomedical engineering in this article about the escalating demand for physician-engineers in Association of American Medical Colleges News. The MSTP program is a joint venture between the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue and the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Shelley Claridge, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and chemistry, and Eric Nauman, a professor of biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and basic medical sciences, have been inducted into the Purdue University Teaching Academy in recognition of their outstanding and scholarly teaching in graduate, undergraduate and engagement programs.
A skin-like biomedical technology that uses a mesh of conducting nanowires and a thin layer of elastic polymer might bring new electronic bandages that monitor biosignals for medical applications and provide therapeutic stimulation through the skin.
Purdue University alumnus William Noe (BS EE ’93, MS EE ’96) knew problem solving was in his future. But it wasn’t until he began volunteering at several Christian organizations in Washington D.C., that his life as a biomedical engineer began to take a dramatic spiritual turn.
Students and alumni of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering are known for their close ties to the school, supporting each other and giving back to ensure the success of future generations. A prime example of this community spirit is the senior scholarship fund, which was initiated by the class of 2007, the inaugural graduating class. The endowment is now providing ongoing opportunities for outstanding undergraduates.
In the 2015-16 academic year, Weldon School graduate students were selected for 18 National Science Foundation grants, prestigious fellowships and other notable awards. These high-caliber students are drawn to the Weldon School’s internationally known faculty, research strength, and state-of-the-art laboratories as they prepare for careers aimed at solving global health problems.
Pedro Irazoqui, associate head and professor of biomedical engineering, received a $1 million award from global health care company GlaxoSmithKline to pursue research into a device that would allow a patient to control bladder function from his or her phone.
Fang Huang, an assistant professor at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, has received awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for his extensive work in high-resolution optical imaging.