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Earl Bakken Lecture Series

The Earl Bakken Lecture is presented at AIMBE’s Annual Event in honor of Honorary Fellow and pioneer, Earl Bakken. This lecture is dedicated to acknowledging the importance of innovation and its role in solving critical issues facing society. Each year, a new type of innovation is highlighted.

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2017 Annual Event Earl Bakken Lecturer

David Kaplan, Ph.D.

Stern Family Endowed Professor of Engineering
Tufts University

Brains, Pains and Tissue Engineering

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2016 Annual Event Earl Bakken Lecturer

Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D.

Malcolm Gillis University Professor
Rice University

Eliminating Global Health Disparities: The
Essential Role of Bioengineering

Keasling

2015 Annual Event Earl Bakken Lecturer

Jay Keasling, Ph.D.

Professor
University of California, Berkeley

Engineering Microbes to Solve Global Challenges

Jain

2014 Annual Event Earl Bakken Lecturer

Rakesh K. Jain, Ph.D.

Professor
Harvard University

Reengineering the Tumor Microenvironment to Enhance Cancer Treatment: Bench to Bedside to Biomarkers

Ingber

2013 Annual Event Earl Bakken Lecturer

Donald Ingber, Ph.D.

Professor
Harvard University

Biologically Inspired Engineering at the Wyss Institute

Collins

2012 Annual Event Earl Bakken Lecturer

James Collins, Ph.D.

William F. Warren Distinguished Professor
Boston University; Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Synthethic Biology

Oesterle

2011 Annual Event Earl Bakken Lecturer

Stephen Oesterle, M.D.

Senior Vice President for Medicine and Technology
Medtronic, Inc.

Technology Takes Cost Out of Health Care:Converging materials, biologics, MEMS, IT, and Communication Technologies Into Implantable Medical Devices

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2010 Annual Event Earl Bakken Lecturer

Joanna Weitershausen, Ph.D.

Deputy Director Division of Risk Management Operation
FDA

Carson

2009 Annual Event Earl Bakken Lecturer

Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D.

The Ultimate Translation of Knowledge into Power

Chien

2008 Annual Event Earl Bakken Lecturer

Shu Chien, Ph.D., M.D.

University Professor of Bioengineering and Medicine and Director
University of California, San Diego

Biomedical Sciences and Bioengineering in the Far East

Malakoff

2007 Annual Event Earl Bakken Lecturer

David Malakoff

Deputy News Editor
NPR

Who You Gonna Call? Bioengineers, Journalists… & Ghostbusters

Katona

2006 Annual Event Earl Bakken Lecturer

Peter Katona, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
George Mason University

The Legacy of the Whitaker Foundation and Prospects for Biomedical Engineering

McClellan

2005 Annual Event Earl Bakken Lecturer

Mark McClellan, M.D.

Senior Fellow
Brookings Institution

Zerhouni

2004 Annual Event Earl Bakken Lecturer

Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D.

15th Director
National Institutes of Health