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Message from the Faculty

The global community of biomedical innovators is broad and extremely diverse, yet all of these innovators share a core characteristic: They do not see problems, but instead solutions and opportunities to translate amazing science into lives saved and health improved. To realize these lifesaving solutions, these innovators believe that collaboration leads to progress for everyone.

At Drexel's School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems (BIOMED), we feel fortunate to be part of that unique community. We are also proud to have been instrumental in its development. Founded in 1961 as the United States’ first Biomedical Engineering and Science Institute, Drexel BIOMED has pushed the boundaries of science and technology for half a century. Along the way, we have forged relationships with a network of partners bridging academia, industry and government to harness our combined potential regionally, nationally and internationally and to fulfill our social contract.

Founded on the excellent basic research taking place at Drexel BIOMED, our teaching, translational research and service activities are focused on achieving clinical and industrial relevance, thus creating the educational experiences that prepare our students for emerging biomedical challenges. We have been recognized as a model of interdisciplinary collaboration within Drexel University, where breaking down the barriers between fields is a strategic priority as the institution forges ahead to become “One University.” Likewise, our primary translational research partner, the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, has identified Drexel BIOMED as a global best practice in moving discoveries from the laboratory to patients.

We believe in our mission to educate our students in a culture of scientific discovery and technological innovations. We invite you to learn more about Drexel BIOMED and to join in our quest for lifesaving solutions.

Contact Us

Paul W. Brandt-Rauf, ScD, MD, DrPH

Distinguished University Professor and Dean
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Office: Bossone 718-A
Phone: 215.571.3723