Welcome to Penn State Bioengineering
The Institute for Biomedical Engineering is comprised of faculty from the departments of Surgery, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, and Radiology. The Institute was formed within Penn State University's Program in Bioengineering in February 1998 with a Special Opportunity Grant from the Whitaker Foundation. The Institute's purpose is to educate graduate bioengineering students at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in the research and development of medical devices.
The Institute provides a distinct Program in Bioengineering within Penn State’s graduate bioengineering program as well as a unique academic infrastructure at the Hershey campus. This infrastructure includes office and laboratory space in the Biomedical Research Building dedicated to biomedical engineering education, teaching support, new courses, two-way access to courses between Hershey and University Park through distance learning technology, a biomedical engineering library, and available housing.
The primary research focus of the Institute is research and development of medical devices. The Hershey Medical Center is a unique environment for collaboration between engineers, clinicians, and the biomedical industry. Bioengineering faculty working in the departments of Surgery, Orthopedics, Radiology, and Anesthesia are involved, focusing on three specific research areas: prosthetic and therapeutic devices, diagnostics and imaging, and surgical devices and technology
Handprint ceremony at Children’s Hospital highlights $250,000 grant presentation
The pediatric cancer research of Penn State Hershey’s Dr. Hong-Gang Wang has received a $250,000 grant from Hyundai Hope On Wheels. The funds will support his research into whether autophagy – the human cell’s self-cleansing mechanism – can be used to make cancer cells die.More...
The Medical Minute: Research continues improving the odds for kids with cancer
The American Cancer Society reports one in every 285 children younger than 20 will be diagnosed with cancer. That makes childhood cancer relatively rare. Still, nearly 16,000 new cases were anticipated for 2014 resulting in 1,900 to 2,000 deaths. And for most parents, it’s a worst-case scenario. Through research, the outlook for children with cancer is far better today than it’s ever been, yet much more remains to be done.More...
New online farmers market available for Penn State Hershey employees
The Farmers Market in Hershey is partnering with Healthy Living Kitchen to enable Medical Center and College of Medicine employees to purchase market products online and pick them up more conveniently on campus.More...
Miracle Marathon to kick off on Sept. 16
The Miracle Marathon wellness challenge will take place from Sept. 16 through Oct. 12. Participants move at their own pace and on their own time -- just one mile every day for 27 days, with proceeds from the event to benefit Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.More...