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BME MONITOR: The Biomedical Engineering Department Newsletter

 

Fall/Winter 2005
Featured articles

Department receives W.H. Coulter tran slational 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


Regular Features

Message from the chair

Faculty news

In the news

Student news

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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

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Robert G. Radwin
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Decorative initial cap O ur department is committed to strategic planning and continuous improvement. We developed a five-year strategic plan for growth and expansion 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 entrepreneurship.

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.

Best wishes,


Robert G. Radwin
Room 2130 Engineering Centers Building
1550 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

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Date last modified: 22-Dec-2005
Date created: 22-Dec-2005

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