IU doctors, Purdue University researchers collaborate to create embedding program

Headshot of Brittani Bungart, a MD/PhD student at the IU School of Medicine. She wears a white lab coat
Brittani Bungart is a MD/PhD student at the IU School of Medicine who is participating in The Walther Oncology Physical Sciences and Engineering Research Embedding Program. | PHOTO BY JOHN UNDERWOOD, PURDUE UNIVERSITY

The Oncological Sciences Center at Purdue University’s Discovery Park and Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center are collaborating to create a less invasive means of detecting prostate cancer.

The Walther Oncology Physical Sciences and Engineering Research Embedding Program places either a Purdue student or postdoctoral trainee studying the physical and chemical/sciences or engineering into the IU Simon Cancer Center; or an IU postdoctoral trainee or medical fellow/resident/junior faculty into a Purdue laboratory.

The program creates a more fluid exchange of knowledge between two disciplines that possess a unique skill set that can be put toward developing medical devices and treatments.

You can read more information about the embedding program and the work to create the prostate cancer detector here.

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