MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
ur department is committed to strategic planning and continuous improvement. We developed a five-year strategic plan for growth and
when we established the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and we continue to update
that plan through periodic faculty retreats.
Having reached the five-year milestone, the department held a series of planning retreats to help take our department to the next le
vel. The plan is a working roadmap for achieving our vision of advancing healthcare through the integration of education, discovery,
innovation and entrepreneurship. Our department has already launched several programs, including
expansion of our unique undergraduate program that emphasizes experiential learning through design, interdisciplinary research, and
translational research among our faculty and graduate students. We are planning many more new initiatives in the coming year.
I'm pleased to announce that the University
of Wisconsin is one of nine biomedical engineering departments selected by the Wallace H.
Coulter Foundation for a Translational Research
Partnership in Biomedical Engineering grant. The Coulter Foundation translational research partnership will enable us to advance a n
ew model for biomedical engineering research that
is driven by clinical engagement and biomedical industry needs. We intend to establish a quick-response system for rapidly moving in
ventions and discoveries into medical practice through partnerships between biomedical engineering
faculty and clinicians. Ultimately, we aim to strengthen our reputation as a leader for entrepreneurship and biomedical engineering
translational research. We look forward to
working closely with the Coulter Foundation.
OUR STRATEGIC VISION:
We will advance healthcare by integrating education, discovery, innovation and
We hope that you enjoy learning about our department and about our students' and faculty members' accomplishments in this issue of t
he BME Monitor. Join us as we tackle some of medicine's and biology's most difficult challenges.
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