News for Our Alumni, Friends, and Industry Partners  |  Spring 2016

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Biomedical Entrepreneurs Inspire $500k Gift
A pair of Purdue-affiliated biomedical entrepreneurs made Big Pharma news in 2015 when they sold their startup to AstraZeneca for nearly $3 billion. It was good news for Purdue, as well. The partners' longtime angel investor, Stamos Fafalios, was so impressed by their accomplishment that he promised a $500,000 gift to the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.
Bioelectricity Course an International Hit
Since last fall, more than 6,800 people have taken Introduction to Bioelectricity 30100 at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. About 80 were Purdue University bioengineering majors. But the vast majority (6,892 to be precise) were virtual students from 141 countries — many of whom registered and completed the 16-week course alongside the Purdue students.
Preeminent Teams Tackling Head Trauma, 'Label-free Imaging'
Two of three preeminent teams named this year by Purdue's College of Engineering are based in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. The teams' research ranges from head trauma to label-free imaging.
3 Professors Elected as Fellows of National Academy of Inventors
Three Purdue Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering professors have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The organization recognized Charles A. Bouman, the Showalter Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering; Alyssa Panitch, vice provost for faculty affairs and the Leslie A. Geddes Professor of Biomedical Engineering; and Sherry L. Harbin, a professor of biomedical engineering and basic medical sciences.
3 Professors Named AIMBE Fellows
Three Purdue University professors were inducted in April as fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. The organization recognized Pedro Irazoqui, a professor of biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering, associate head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Center for Implantable Devices; Zheng Ouyang, a professor of biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and chemistry; and Ann Rundell, posthumously, a professor of biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering.
Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards
These recognitions were received by faculty, staff, and students during the fall 2015 and early spring 2016 semesters.

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 bjknoy@prf.org. We would like to learn about you, answer your questions, and schedule a visit.

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