Marquette University signs strategic engagement agreement with GE HealthCare

June 27, 2024

MILWAUKEE — 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.

About Marquette University

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. Through the formation of hearts and minds, Marquette prepares our 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional students to lead, excel and serve as agents of positive change. And, we deliver results. Ranked in the top 20% of national universities, Marquette is recognized for its undergraduate teaching, innovation and career preparation as the sixth-best university in the country for job placement. Our focus on student success and immersive, personalized learning experiences encourages students to think critically and engage with the world around them. When students graduate with a Marquette degree, they are truly prepared and called to Be The Difference.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or