BTDR Program At-a-Glance

  1. Led by faculty members representing both the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) and Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.
  2. Proactive vertical mentorship plan committed to interdisciplinary training, diversity, professional development, and broader impact
  3. Joint mentorship of each trainee by at least two faculty members within disparate but synergistic areas of expertise, yielding collaborative co-mentored predoctoral research and training relevant to diabetes and metabolic diseases
  4. Goal-oriented research projects targeting bio-artificial pancreas, designer drugs, electroceuticals, goal-oriented projects, and integrated care
  5. Professional and career development initiatives tailored to individual trainee career aspirations and needs
  6. Uncommon and robust interdisciplinary biomedical curriculum interfacing diabetology, hypothesis-driven research, engineering design, standardization and validation, regulatory policy, technology translation, entrepreneurship, and professional ethics