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More Than a Decade of Accomplishments in Biomedical Engineering

A partial list of some of the accomplishments of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

 Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) established (1998)
     - Graduate program formed with Indiana University School of Medicine
     - Whitaker Foundation special award received ($1M) (1998)
     -  NSF IGERT grant awarded ($2.7M) (1999)
     -  Online Professional Master's degree program launched (2008)

First BME faculty members hired (2000)
    - Nearly half of current faculty members are women
    - Junior faculty mentorship program established (2000)
    - All promotion cases to date have been successful
    - 20th core faculty member hired (2008)

Combined MD/PhD program with IUSM established (2001)
    - Program receives NIH MSTP funding (2008)

Technology transfer continues to grow
    - Over 100 active U.S. patents; 45 active corporate licensees
    - BME cumulative licensing revenues to Purdue exceed $15M
    - Numerous medical device startup companies formed

Significant BME fund-raising achieved (> $60M) (2002-)
    - State of Indiana funding for building ($13M) and program growth (>$25M)
    - Whitaker Foundation funding for building ($5M) (2003)
    - Alumni and friends gift support (>$17M) (2003-)

BME undergraduate program developed  (2001-)
    - Academic programs and instructional staff fully hired (2007)
    - Inaugural class graduates (2007)
    - ABET accreditation to be granted in fall (2008)
    - Honors program developed (2011)

Martin C. Jischke Hall of BME designed and constructed ($25M) (2003-2006)

Purdue Discovery Park Centers formed with significant BME leadership
    - Bindley Bioscience; Regenstrief Healthcare Eng. (2004)

Weldon family gift ($10M) names BME School (2004)
    - First named school of engineering at Purdue

Biomedical Sciences graduate program with Vet. Medicine launched (2005)

BME undergraduate industrial internship program created (2005)

Biomedical Entrepreneurship certificate program with Krannert formed (2005)
    - Guidant and C.R. Bard foundation support ($1M)

Cook Group, Inc. endows Leslie A. Geddes Professorship ($1.5M) (2006)

U.S. News ranks BME graduate program 36th  (2006)
    - Ranking improves to 24th (2007)
    - Ranking improves to 20th (2008)

U.S. News ranks BME undergraduate program 19th (2010)

Korean Institute of Sci. and Tech. nanomedicine partnership formed ($4.5M) (2007)

Univ. of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez graduate education partnership founded (2007)

Purdue Imaging Center created in partnership with GE Healthcare (2007)

Clinical Research Laboratory with Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine constructed (2007)

Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Development endowed ($100M) (2007)

BME faculty continue to be recognized for their efforts
    - Leslie Geddes awarded the National Medal of Technology (2006)
    - Jenna Rickus receives ASEE BME teaching award (2007)

Numerous scholarships for BME undergraduates established
    - NSF funds scholarships in quantitative physiology (2008)

Growing number of clinical research partnerships with IUSM formed
    - Joint program receives NIH CTSI funding ($25M) (2008)