Partnering with industry for the future of healthcare.
The BME department fosters collaboration with many industry partners to further biomedical engineering to benefit patients and the future of healthcare. We’ve had the pleasure of partnering with several leaders in the field of biomedical engineering for decades, including, GE Healthcare, Medtronic, Fresinius and many others. These collaborations include the following:
- Hiring undergraduate students for paid internships co-operative employment opportunities
- Working with senior design and freshman groups on innovative medical devices
- Joining forces on translational research
- Developing curricula that responds to industry needs
Our industry partners value working with the BME department to advance research for their healthcare products and services. They also seek to find biomedical engineering students and graduates to join their workforces, first as interns and, eventually, as valued members of their organizations, driving innovation and future product development.
One of our most notable industry partnerships is with GE Healthcare and Dr. Taly Gilat-Schmidt, Associate Professor.
Dr. Schmidt and her students have helped the company advance its CT imaging devices with improved dose reduction features and algorithms to improve the visualization of arteries in CT cardiac imaging.
Another innovative partnership exists between Direct Supply and Dr. Andy Greene. Dr. Greene and his students are working to translate what began as a science fair project into a device to assist physical therapy patients perform their exercises at home. This project, which is entering the final stages of testing, is serving as the springboard in which Direct Supply – a Milwaukee-based company that provides medical equipment and solutions for senior living – is utilizing to encourage biomedical engineering interns to stay in the Milwaukee area and provide them with the resources they need to turn their ideas into innovative medical solutions.
Additionally, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has a very successful history of funded research from companies and other for-profit entities. Currently, more than 200 MCW faculty are performing research with companies and for-profits, with funds totaling over $58 million.
If you would like to work on research for healthcare industry leaders and gain valuable industry experience with global healthcare industry leaders located near our campuses, join us and take advantage of all the opportunities that await you.
You can learn more about internships and employment opportunities through our Industry Relations office, where industry partners post their work opportunities, as well as job fairs and events for BME department students.