The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of both the Director, David Gamm, and the Associate Director, Kevin Eliceiri, of the McPherson Eye Research Institute to its College of Fellows.
David Gamm, MD, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, as well as the Retina Research Foundation Emmett A. Humble Distinguished Director of the McPherson Eye Research Institute and the Sandra Lemke Trout Chair in Eye Research. He was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for pioneering research leading to the production and therapeutic application of human retinal cells and tissues from pluripotent stem cells.
Kevin Eliceiri, PhD., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Physics, and the RRF Walter H. Helmerich Research Chair and Associate Director of the McPherson Eye Research Institute. Dr. Eliceiri was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for contributions to open source and accessible imaging and image analysis tools used widely across engineering, biology and biomedical fields.
The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs comprise the College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research, and innovation. AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Nobel Prize, the Presidential Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation and many also are members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences.
A formal induction ceremony will be held during AIMBE’s 2021 Annual Event on March 26. Drs. Gamm and Eliceiri will be inducted along with 173 colleagues who make up the AIMBE Fellow Class of 2021. For more information about the AIMBE Annual Event, please visit www.aimbe.org.
AIMBE’s mission is to recognize excellence in, and advocate for, the fields of medical and biological engineering in order to advance society. Since 1991, AIMBE’s College of Fellows has led the way for technological growth and advancement in the fields of medical and biological engineering. AIMBE Fellows have helped revolutionize medicine and related fields to enhance and extend the lives of people all over the world. They have successfully advocated for public policies that have enabled researchers and business-makers to further the interests of engineers, teachers, scientists, clinical practitioners, and ultimately, patients.
This article was adapted from the AIMBE press release.