June 2008

Greetings from Purdue! As the summer officially arrives, we bring you these latest stories of the great things happening at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.
$25M NIH grant to create Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Leaders of Indiana and Purdue universities recently 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.

Read more... https://engineering.purdue.edu/BME/HomepageFeatures/WeldonSchoolIntegralPartofNewMedicalInstitute

New Acoustic Technology Could Help Prevent Fractures in Horses
Purdue Biomedical Engineering 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.

Read more... http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2008a/080604AkkusFracture.html

Research Offers Potential New Pathway for Nanomedicine Cancer Treatment
Researchers at Purdue University have discovered a possible new pathway for anti-tumor drugs to kill cancer cells and proposed how to improve the design of tiny drug-delivery particles for use in "nanomedicine."

Read more... http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2008a/080502ChengCancer.html

MD/PhD candidate Steven Lee Profiled by NIH/NIBIB
Steven Lee, who recently graduated from the Weldon undergraduate program and is now entering Weldon's M.D./Ph.D. program, has been profiled by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Please check out this excellent interview.


Professor Klod Kokini Receives ASME Johnson & Johnson Medal
Klod Kokini, Associate Dean of Engineering for Academic Affairs and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been named the winner of the ASME Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. Medal. The medal recognizes outstanding contribution by an individual, company, government entity, school, or other organization toward developing and implementing practices, processes and programs that value and strategically manage diversity and inclusiveness.
Professor Charles Bouman Named SPIE Fellow
Professor Charles Bouman has been selected as a Fellow of SPIE "for specific achievements in the areas of electronic and biomedical imaging." Dr. Bouman has been active in SPIE for many years, and runs a conference for the optics and photonics society.
First International Symposium on Audible Acoustics in Medicine and Physiology
This inaugural symposium at Purdue will bring together a wide range of researchers, technology developers, and clinicians from around the world in order to enhance their programs through exposure to novel technologies, techniques, and applications in this diverse field. Featured will be invited presentations, poster sessions, networking opportunities, and a keynote address by Bernie Krause of Wild Sanctuary.

The symposium will be held September 8-9. The deadline for abstract submissions is July 1, 2008, and the deadline for registration is July 15, 2008. For more information on this program, check here.

Conference on Dynamical Systems in Physiological Modeling
This unique conference at Purdue, with a 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. 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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