Partnering to save lives
The incidence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus is on the rise to the extent that diabetes’ rapid and widespread nature has been referred to as a pandemic in the United States.
To help combat this pandemic, Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and the Indiana University School of Medicine are co-directing the Indiana Bioengineering Interdisciplinary Training for Diabetes Research Program.
The elite program provides interdisciplinary, integrated research training to develop predoctoral students into bioengineers capable of leading integrative and team-based approaches to solve issues related to diabetes.
This joint venture is one of several major ongoing projects as the Weldon School and IU’s School of Medicine partner together to translate research into lifesaving solutions for patients in Indiana and beyond.
Another of the collaborations, the Medical Scientist/Engineering Training Program (MSTP), provides a platform for students interested in becoming a physician scientist or physician engineer.
“The MSTP program is invested in training students to achieve success as both physicians in the clinic and scientists/engineers in the laboratory,” says Riyi Shi, professor of biomedical engineering and the chair of the MSTP committee.
Learn more about the Medical Scientist/Engineering Training Program (MSTP)