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BME MONITOR: The Biomedical Engineering Department Newsletter

2009-2010 Newsletter

Featured articles

Ogle receives 2009 NSF Career Award

Kao earns Vilas award

Researchers to use brain interface to post to Twitter

Biology...for all engineers

New MRI technique could mean fewer breast biopsies in high-risk women

Help support the future of UW biomedical engineering

Regular Features

Message from the chair

Focus on new faculty—
Pam Kreeger

Kristyn Masters earns UW-Madison teaching award

30+ medical inventions debut at undergrad design competition

Course builds community of biomedical entrepreneurs

A global view—
Students strive to improve medical care around the world

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Help support the future of UW biomedical engineering

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Decorative initial cap W hen the Department of Biomedical Engineering formed in 1999, it began a tradition of excellence in BME education, discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship. Since that time, we educated more than 2,000 biomedical engineering students, who already have made important contributions to medicine and in the medical industry. We recruited leading faculty members who are conducting groundbreaking research in new areas such as neuroengineering, stem cell engineering, cellular scale bioengineering, and cardiovascular tissue engineering. With generous funding from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, we enable biomedical engineers to collaborate with practicing physicians to develop solutions that address clinical needs, and then accelerate translation of those solutions to patients through commercialization of promising technologies.

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As alumni, friends, parents, colleagues, or industry partners, each of you has a different connection with UW-Madison, and with the BME department. Yet you all share in our successes in many ways—and your support helps us continue to forge new ground and generate knowledge, spawn innovations, and develop professionals to address medical needs worldwide.

Our department creates opportunities—for students, to discover, learn and grow; for faculty, to unlock the unknown; for industry, to benefit from our graduates and their knowledge; and for alumni, to make a difference in the world. Your gifts—regardless of their size—play a major role in the department’s ability to recruit top students and retain world-class faculty. For example, they support graduate seminars and academic events that connect students, researchers, faculty and industry on both personal and professional levels. They help fund materials for our unique hands-on undergraduate design courses, in which each student team addresses real-world problems throughout the curriculum and builds a prototype of its innovations. Through these and other uses, your gifts create the margin of excellence for our department. They help us recruit the very best graduate students and faculty members. These are just a few ways that your generous gifts help make a difference.

By giving to UW-Madison BME, you support the future of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the next generation of biomedical engineers. Click the “Support UW BME” link at (or via the Support BME button above) to donate securely to the department through the UW Foundation website.

Most of all, thank you. We appreciate your support, and we appreciate you.



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