The mission of the Graduate Center for Biomedical Engineering is to provide quality programs of education, research and service in the area of biomedical engineering. The multidisciplinary character of biomedical engineering and operation of the program as a Graduate Center offer unique opportunities to fulfill this mission. The educational mission is served by bringing the expertise of faculty from diverse disciplines to bear upon the development of a curriculum focusing on the application of the principles of engineering and physics to medicine and biology.
The facilities and support services of the Center provide the opportunity for multidisciplinary research of varied and unique character. The research mission of the Center includes efforts to encourage and support collaborative research that involves faculty from the numerous disciplines that interact with biomedical engineering.
The Center recognizes the responsibility and the opportunity to provide service to other programs of the University as well as various groups and organizations of the state and nation. The Center maintains service units that traditionally have provided support for both internal and external activities.
The combined research, education and service mission of the Biomedical Engineering program is designed to produce new knowledge about fundamental mechanisms in the life sciences and to bond basic and clinical research to provide new knowledge for improving health care by way of device development and enhanced economic growth.