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Wichita State adds biomedical engineering Ph.D. program

Wichita State University is moving forward with a plan to create a biomedical engineering doctoral program, the university announced.
The new Ph.D. in biomedical engineering was approved by the Kansas Board of Regents recently and will begin in January 2020.
 
The Ph.D. will be housed in the Biomedical Engineering Department. The program seeks to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the application of engineering principles and biomedical research with an emphasis on inter-disciplinary research, according to the announcement.
 
“This is the culmination of building biomedical engineering at Wichita State University,” said Michael Jorgensen, chair of the biomedical engineering department and a BMES member. “We're the only institution in Kansas that offers a full complement of bachelor's, masters and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. So, both the educational and the research components at all degree levels are available.”
 
The program will provide curriculum concentration in areas of bio-computational modeling, bio-devices and wearable biosensors, bio-mechanics and bio-materials.