Purdue team receives $10 million SPARC grant

Purdue University is leading a $10 million study to better understand the stomach’s neural circuitry and whether bioelectronics medicine can aid conditions such as diabetes or obesity. The grant is from the National Institutes of Health’s SPARC - Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions - program. SPARC research projects focus on the neural pathways to various organs including the spleen, heart, lung and pancreas to develop and evaluate minimally invasive neuromodulation therapies.

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GSK awards $1M to Irazoqui to pursue bladder control ‘electroceutical’ implant

Pedro Irazoqui, associate head and professor of biomedical engineering, received a $1 million award from global health care company GlaxoSmithKline to pursue research into a device that would allow a patient to control bladder function from his or her phone.

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Senior Design team wins NIH NIBIB $20k first place prize for device design

A team of five biomedical engineering undergraduates who created and prototyped an economically feasible method for diagnosing tuberculosis in small children has won first prize in the 2016 Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge competition.

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Weldon School attracts top graduate students

In the 2015-16 academic year, Weldon School graduate students were selected for 18 NSF grants, prestigious fellowships and other notable awards. High-caliber students are drawn to the Weldon School's internationally known faculty, research strength, and collaborative environment as they prepare for careers aimed at solving global health problems.

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Purdue researchers receive $300k NSF grant to study diversity and inclusion in engineering

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to a team of Purdue researchers to study the complex issues surrounding the lack of diversity and inclusivity in engineering.

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 Senior Scholarship Fund fuels success

Students and alumni of the Weldon School are known for their close ties to the school, supporting each other and giving back to ensure the success of future generations. A prime example of this community spirit is the senior scholarship fund. Initiated by the class of 2007, the endowment is now providing ongoing opportunities for outstanding undergraduates.

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George Wodicka appointed inaugural Dane A. Miller Head of Biomedical Engineering
Purdue University's Board of Trustees ratified the headship named for orthopedics pioneer Dr. Dane A. Miller and appointed George Wodicka as the inaugural Dane A. Miller Head of Biomedical Engineering .

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Engineering according to Father Noe

Purdue University alumnus William Noe (BS EE ’93, MS EE ’96) knew problem solving was in his future. But it wasn’t until he began volunteering at several Christian organizations in Washington D.C., that his life as a biomedical engineer began to take a dramatic spiritual turn.

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Save the date!

When: September 9, 2017
What: Class of 2007 10-Year Anniversary Celebration & Tailgate

Shout-out to the Class of 2007: Arjun Ishwar (BS ’07, MS ’09) is helping us plan fun surprises for this special event and wants to connect with you. Watch for contact from him soon!