MILWAUKEE – Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have announced the creation of the Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin Biomedical Engineering Department which will bring together the engineering education and research expertise of Marquette and the medical research, technology and clinical expertise of MCW to provide an inclusive education model for the next generation of engineers, scientists and physicians.
Marquette’s longstanding Department of Biomedical Engineering will expand to the joint department with MCW in July of this year offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Enrolled students will work in state-of-the art labs at both campuses, as well as the hospitals and clinics in the region for hands-on education with real-world biomedical engineering challenges and opportunities. Students in the Bachelor of Science degree programs are based at Marquette with experiences at MCW, while those in advanced degrees will divide their time between Marquette and MCW, as well as MCW clinical and research partner locations such as Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.
“Marquette and MCW have a shared vision for the new biomedical engineering department to become the center for innovation, and an international destination for industry research and development partners to find new and better medical treatments and devices that improve patient care and quality of life,” said Michael Lovell, PhD, president of Marquette University. “We believe strongly in this department’s ability to further support economic growth in this region, building upon the medical device, imaging and pharmaceutical innovation that already exists in the area.”