Faculty members in Purdue's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, in partnership with clinical faculty members at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, are devising a multiphase internship program that gives biomedical engineering students clinical exposure to cardiovascular medicine and research. The partnership provides young engineers an opportunity to see medical devices at work.
Over the past five years, faculty at Purdue's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering have developed an especially innovative structure for the Biotransport Laboratory course, BME 30600. A flipped format has improved student-to-faculty ratios and subject-matter comprehension. Plus, it has boosted students' enthusiasm for the work.
Faculty and administrators in Purdue's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering have forged partnerships with universities in Europe and Asia to transform the study abroad experience for biomedical engineering students. Students who choose one of these unique programs gain an invaluable cultural experience without interrupting their plan of study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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