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
Saunders named chair of psychiatry
Dr. Erika Saunders has been named chair of the Department of Psychiatry. Saunders, who has served as interim psychiatry chair since December, is director of the Mood Disorders Program and is an associate professor of psychiatry.More...
Shapiro to serve as vice dean for faculty and administrative affairs
Dan Shapiro, has been named vice dean for faculty and administrative affairs at Penn State College of Medicine. Shapiro, currently chair of the Department of Humanities, will continue in that role as he also serves in the vice dean position.More...
Play in Hershey to explore end-of-life decisions
Drifting is a play about how siblings – one in a coma – communicate beyond the mind and the senses, making it possible to say goodbye. Performances are scheduled for Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, at the Hershey Area Playhouse, 830 Cherry Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania. A “talk back” with clinicians from Penn State Hershey Medical Center will follow the play.More...
Ozone air pollution could impact fertility
Many urban and suburban areas have high levels of ground-level ozone, an air pollutant that can adversely affect lung and heart health. New research in mice suggests breathing high levels of ozone could also affect women’s ability to conceive.More...