HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Whitaker Foundation funds Washington University biomedical engineering facility

me a national leader in an important field that is bringing to the world breakthroughs in human health every day."

"We are extremely pleased to have the support of The Whitaker Foundation to build a world-class biomedical engineering department," stated Frank C.P. Yin, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the department and director of the university's Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering. (Yin also is Steven F. and Camilla T. Brauer Professor of Biomedical Engineering.) "We will be recruiting a mix of outstanding senior and junior faculty. Once the building and the new faculty are in place, we will be more than ready to meet the demand for biomedical engineering, which already is extremely popular with our students."

Christopher I. Byrnes, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, said this high demand was anticipated early on in the planning for the 21st century. "The need for a strong biomedical engineering department was identified as one of the school's top priorities during our Project 21 planning process," Byrnes noted.

Recognizing the need to begin building a biomedical engineering center, the new department was introduced in the fall of 1997, with 50 freshman students expressing an interest in a major. This fall, nearly one-third of the 270 incoming engineering freshmen have declared an interest in the biomedical engineering major. Roughly half of the engineering students earning a bachelor's degree pursue a medical degree, with the other half going into industry or academia. The department currently enrolls 29 graduate students, 19 doctoral candidates and 10 master's degree students.

"The Biomedical Engineering department has been growing steadily, with the resulting growing pains," said Byrnes. "The Foundation's awards will transform the young department with limited space into a major center of research and teaching."

While the young department is small, with a core faculty of five full-time
'"/>

Contact: Tony Fitzpatrick
tony_fitzpatrick@aismail.wustl.edu
314-935-5272
Washington University in St. Louis
4-Nov-1999


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Whitaker Foundation to phase out grant programs
2. UC Davis biomedical engineering department awarded $12 million by Whitaker Foundation
3. Whitaker makes largest individual grants ever totaling more than $30 million
4. Whitaker Foundation To Fund AAAS Science Journalism Awards Through 2001
5. Whitaker Awards $6.8 Million For Biomedical Engineering Education
6. Brown ecologist garners major National Science Foundation grant
7. APS Foundation names student travel award recipients
8. Institute for OneWorld Health receives Gates Foundation grant
9. National Parkinson Foundation designates UNC as Center of Excellence
10. National Cancer Gene Therapy Foundation gives $4.0 million in research grants
11. Leslie Ann Schiff wins 2004 Carski Foundation Award

Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/10/2014)... December 9, 2014   ... Platform   Jifflenow, ... scheduling solutions for business-to-business (B2B) events, today announced ... in mobile near-field communication (NFC), Bluetooth low energy ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140612/691055) , Jifflenow will integrate ...
(Date:12/4/2014)... GARDENS, Fla. , Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... solutions, today announced that its DigitalPersona ® ... fingerprint readers have been deployed throughout First Bank ... , South Carolina and ... in Southern Pines, North Carolina ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... November 18, 2014 According to ... by Systems (Video, RFID, Access Control, Intrusion Detection, Parking ... Banks, Government), Component Service Geography - Global Forecasts to ... is projected to be around $25 Billion in 2014 ... growing at a CAGR of 8.69%. Browse ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 2Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 3First Bank Partners with Crossmatch to Increase Log In Security 2First Bank Partners with Crossmatch to Increase Log In Security 3Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 2Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 3
(Date:12/17/2014)... Based on the revenues gained from surgical imaging ... by four major players contributing to approximately 74% ... GE Healthcare (U.K.), Siemens AG (Germany), Philips (Netherlands), ... Copy at http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/surgical-imaging-market-210534462.html , The leading ... its strong product portfolio, which includes its flagship ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 17, 2014 Once more, EMAAR ... larger packaged waste water treatment plant to phase one ... City (KAEC). Two years ago Bioshaft successfully supplied and ... serving two residential towers with an occupancy of 900 ... quarter million gallons per day and was signed on ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... December 17, 2014 Audacity, a leading ... and member of the Huntsworth Health Group, is proud ... executive team. In her role, Gonzales will serve as ... are incredibly honored to welcome a talent of Jamie’s ... CEO, Gaëtan Fraikin. “She is a proven healthcare innovation ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , Dec. 17, ... positive results of a Phase 2 study evaluating ... for the treatment of patients with severe, chronic ... the current standard of care, including topical steroids ... endpoint was percent change in Visual Analog Scale ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Refurbished Surgical Imaging Market by Product & Application is Estimated to Reach $1.25 Billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Global Refurbished Surgical Imaging Market by Product & Application is Estimated to Reach $1.25 Billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Global Refurbished Surgical Imaging Market by Product & Application is Estimated to Reach $1.25 Billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Audacity Welcomes Healthcare Communications Expert Jamie Gonzales as Senior Vice President of Client Services 2Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 2Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 3Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 4
Cached News: