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BME MONITOR: The Biomedical Engineering Department Newsletter


Fall/Winter 2005
Featured articles

Department receives W.H. Coulter translational partnership award in BME

Unlocking the brain

Learning clinical research

Microfluidics offers new portals for discovery

It's no shock: Tasers may be safer than bullets

Teaching clinic-based neuroengineering

Biology and engineering at UW-Madison: A student's landscape

Yongmin Kim receives College of Engineering Distinguished Achievement Award on Oct. 21, 2005

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Department receives W.H. Coulter translational partnership award in BME

Radiation delivery system

In one example of University of Wisconsin BME-initiated translational research, Professor Rock Mackie co-founded TomoTherapy in 1997. Now, physicians worldwide use the company's Hi-Art radiation delivery system, the product of Mackie's research, to treat 125,000 cancer patients annually.
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Decorative initial cap B y fostering early-stage collaborations between University of Wisconsin biomedical engineering researchers and practicing physicians, a new initiative will enable researchers to deliver their advances more quickly to the patients who need them.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is one of only nine departments to receive a Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Translational Research Partnership Award in Biomedical Engineering. The award will provide $580,000 per year for five years.

Biomedical researchers engage in translational research when they focus on developing practical solutions that address particular clinical problems or unmet clinical needs. "Such research is particularly important in healthcare, because when advances move quickly from the lab bench to bedside, patients are the ultimate winners," says Professor Robert Radwin, department chair of biomedical engineering and the grant's principal investigator.

Through its award, the Coulter Foundation will form a working partnership with the department to promote, develop and support translational research via a number of initiatives, including funding promising research projects, increasing and supporting effective collaborations between biomedical engineers and clinicians, and developing and supporting sustainable methods for moving promising technologies into clinical application.

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