Marquette signs strategic engagement agreement with GE HealthCare 

Marquette University and GE HealthCare have signed a strategic engagement agreement to strengthen their existing relationship and enhance collaboration, talent development and joint opportunities. 

This agreement is the second of its kind for Marquette, further aligning the university with industry-leading corporations and expanding campuswide opportunities for students, faculty and staff. 

“Marquette is thrilled to strengthen its relationship with a global innovator in GE HealthCare, opening up exciting new opportunities for collaboration and talent development,” said Dr. Carmel Ruffalo, associate vice president for corporate engagement. “To have the opportunity to work with a company of GE HealthCare’s stature is a great recognition, and this agreement streamlines the process for collaboration and talent development, which will foster innovation and problem solving.” 

Marquette and GE HealthCare have had a long relationship in supporting research and development in medical device technology, especially in imaging. This includes student design projects in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), including prototypes of a bone conduction audio system and deep learning noise reduction technology to help improve patient and clinician experiences. 

“We are excited about this collaboration with Marquette University and the opportunities it creates for innovation,” said Mohamed El-Demerdash, president of health care services for the U.S. and Canada at GE HealthCare. “The transformative education students receive at Marquette prepares graduates for the challenges professionals face daily. Marquette’s graduates are strategic systems thinkers, are able to connect the dots and explore new ideas when faced with a challenge.” 

Marquette previously signed a global research agreement with Kohler in 2021, building on a working relationship of over 100 years.