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Department’s Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire and work with students as we develop and apply engineering methods to confront health science challenges.

Departmental Vision

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is committed to being a global leader in biomedical engineering scholarship. Our faculty, staff, and students are all important parts of the team that provide distinctive and creative interdisciplinary solutions to biomedical engineering research and design problems. We aim for: excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, meaningful and innovative research, and service dedicated to advancing the field of Biomedical Engineering.


Our Environment

We value a cohesive department that is achievement-oriented and evaluates and rewards successfully accomplishing our goals. As a community we respect our faculty, staff and students as important colleagues who have overlapping ambitions towards intellectual and personal growth. To foster excellence in research, teaching and growth, we are resourceful in seeking and acquiring appropriate facilities that promote interdisciplinary collaboration. We maintain confidence that we will reach our goals, and sustain a high sense of morale through camaraderie and a buoyant sense of pride for the intrinsic and extrinsic value of our research, teaching and professional interactions.

Our Students

We value a balanced multidisciplinary curriculum where students learn and apply rigorous science and engineering fundamentals to health and medicine through theoretical analysis, experimentation and hands-on clinically relevant application and experiences. Our faculty and staff are committed to student support, continual review/refinement of our curriculum, advancing teaching pedagogy, and improving the overall student experience - this emphasis helps us to recruit and retain exceptional and ambitious students who seek intellectual growth and community impact. Our students benefit from supportive and engaged multi-disciplinary collegial interactions that cultivate their motivation, responsibility and communication. Our approach leads to strong student/faculty relationships that we celebrate both within and outside the University through the collaborative achievements of our students/faculty.

Our Research

We value basic and translational research that advances clinical progress and impacts human health. We strive for excellence in scholarship and to share our knowledge with society.  By engaging faculty members, graduate students and undergraduate students in our research, we develop the next generation of educators, thinkers and problem-solvers. By fostering a collaborative research environment we thereby encourage innovation and risk-taking. Through our approach to research, we provide a model for collaborative, interdisciplinary initiatives that contributes to Tulane's mission as a top-tier research institution.

Our Community

We value interdisciplinary academic government and commercial collaborations that impact our society. As a forward-thinking department, we have an obligation to adapt, grow, and lead in response to continually challenging university and societal needs. To sustain and build opportunities, we must foster and maintain the public trust. This is best achieved through real, measurable impact at the university, regional, national, and global levels.