News for Our Alumni, Friends, and Industry Partners  |  Spring 2015

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Reese Terry establishes fellowship, traces success to Weldon School
The Weldon School is honored by alumni and friends who give back to the school in a myriad of ways, through partnerships, scholarships, fellowships, gifts, and their time and talent to support our mission. Many can attribute their success to the Weldon School. One such supporter is Reese Terry, co-founder of Cyberonics and a longtime friend to the Weldon School, who has recently established the Reese S. Terry, Jr. Fellowship in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.
BIOMEDSHIP pilots new program for entrepreneurs-in-training
Purdue graduate students are learning how to develop a sound business model using a new training program called LaunchPad Central in the Biomedical Entrepreneurship Program (BIOMEDSHIP), an innovative graduate certificate program that provides experiential training in innovation and entrepreneurship in the context of biomedical technology and the medical device industry.
Faculty and staff honored at Inventors Recognition Reception
Purdue Research Foundation honored Weldon School faculty and staff members at its tenth annual Inventors Recognition Reception in November 2014. The event highlighted a record-breaking year in commercialization activities.
Three new faculty members join the Weldon School
Hugh Lee, Jackie Linnes, and Ramses Martinez, all assistant professors of biomedical engineering, joined the Weldon School in the 2014-2015 academic year.
Six new staff members join the Weldon School
Six new staff members joined the Weldon School in the 2014-2015 academic year
Alyssa Panitch named vice provost for faculty affairs
Alyssa Panitch, Leslie A. Geddes Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been named vice provost for faculty affairs.
Save the Date for Day of Giving
Purdue's second annual Day of Giving is set for April 29, 2015. Day of Giving is a one-day, online, university-wide social media event to build a better, stronger, more affordable Purdue. For 24 hours, students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and friends will come together to grant opportunities and transform lives. Last year, the Weldon School received $829,743 during the event. This was 12% of the overall $7.5 million received from 6,500 donations to Purdue and the third highest amount received by participating units across campus.
Weldon portrait dedicated
A magnificent portrait of the School’s benefactors, Norm Weldon, managing director of Partisan Management Group, and Tom Weldon, chairman and managing director of Accuitive Medical Ventures, was dedicated and recently installed in the Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering atrium to honor the Weldon family for envisioning and building Biomedical Engineering at Purdue.
Graduate student Joyatee Sarker selected for Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
MD/PhD candidate Joyatee Sarker attended the 64th Lindau Meeting of Noble Laureates dedicated to medicine/psychology in Lindau, Germany in July, 2014. Only the 600 most qualified young researchers are given the opportunity to attend the meeting.
Alumna Jocelyn Dunn living in simulated space habitat on "Mars" mission
Weldon School alumna and Purdue industrial engineering doctoral student is among six "crew members" spending eight months in a domed habitat on a volcanic landscape mimicking life on a Martian outpost. Jocelyn Dunn began the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) mission in October, 2014.

Join us as we advance both higher education and the medical device and biotechnology fields. If you are interested in learning more about the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, please contact Brian Knoy at We would like to learn about you, answer your questions, and schedule a visit.

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