WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Denise R. Aberle, MD, Professor of Radiology and Bioengineering, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Radiological Sciences; David Geffen School of Medicine and Department of Bioengineering, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles and M. Albert Thomas, Ph.D., Professor and Director of MR Spectroscopy, Department of Radiological Sciences, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine to its College of Fellows. Dr. Aberle and Dr. Thomas were nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows: Dr. Aberle for outstanding contributions to the validation and implementation of CT screening for early lung cancer detection in the United States, and Dr. Thomas for seminal on tributions on localized multi-dimensional MR Spectroscopic imaging of human tissues in vivo.
Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education."
A formal induction ceremony was held during the AIMBE Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC on April 9, 2018. Dr. Aberle and Dr. Thomas were inducted along with 156 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2018.
AIMBE is the authoritative voice and advocate for the value of medical and biological engineering to society. AIMBE’s mission is to recognize excellence, advance the public understanding, and accelerate medical and biological innovation. No other organization can bring together academic, industry, government, and scientific societies to form a highly influential community advancing medical and biological engineering. AIMBE’s mission drives advocacy initiatives into action on Capitol Hill and beyond.
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