2024 Annual Event


Bin He, Ph.D.
Trustee Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
2024 Earl Bakken Speaker

Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup, DHSc, MSc, MA
Research Director of Real-World Evidence, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Dean Ho, Ph.D.
Provost’s Chair Professor, National University of Singapore


Aaron D. Levine, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Outreach, College of Liberal Arts, Georgia Tech

Anant Madabhushi, Ph.D.
Robert W Woodruff Professor, Georgia Tech and Emory University

Gabriella Waters, Ph.D.
Director of Research & Operations, Affiliate Researcher, Morgan State University

Mike King, Ph.D.
J. Lawrence Wilson Professor, Vanderbilt University
Chair, College of Fellows

Joyce Wong, Ph.D.
Inaugural Term Distinguished Professor, Boston University
President, AIMBE

Dawn Beraud, Ph.D.
Executive Director, AIMBE


Saturday, March 23, 2024

All Saturday Programming at the Renaissance Arlington

Renaissance Hotel Capital View Arlington
2800 South Potomac Ave, Arlington VA 22202

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm | President’s Circle Reception

All Fellows are invited to advance medical and biological engineering and join Dr. Joyce Wong in the AIMBE President’s Circle. The President’s Circle is an exclusive group of AIMBE Fellows that voluntarily give a financial gift to AIMBE’s mission.

Sunday, March 24, 2024

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Pre-meeting activities including the New Fellow Orientation and the Council of Chairs Meeting

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Earl Bakken Lecture

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Keynote Talks

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Awards Banquet

Monday, March 25, 2024

8:00 am – 11:00 am

Keynote Talks and Council Meetings

11:00 am – Noon

Induction Ceremony

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pre-scheduled Congressional Appointments



Conference Hotel

Renaissance Arlington Capital View

2800 South Potomac Ave.
Arlington, VA 22202

Book your room at a discounted rate.

Welcome to the 2024 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows! You have been successfully peer-nominated, elected, and are about to be inducted into this prestigious group of outstanding medical and biological engineering leaders. It is a public honor to be recognized in the AIMBE College of Fellows. You have achieved a high-level of success and made significant contributions to the field. Now is the time to not only stand-up and be recognized by your esteemed peers, but also give back to the very field that brought you to this pinnacle of success. Engaging in AIMBE allows you to advocate for public policies that advance medical and biological engineering, educate the public about the field, and inspire the next generation of researchers to stand up for science. I encourage you to get involved early and often. I look forward to welcoming you to the AIMBE College of Fellows during the Induction Ceremony on Monday, March 25 at the Renaissance Hotel Arlington.



Michael King, Ph.D.

Chair, AIMBE College of Fellows
J. Lawrence Wilson Professor and Department Chair
Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University

AIMBE Induction Ceremony and Must-Attend Events

Congratulations on your election into the College of Fellows! Please note that you are not considered a Fellow until you participate, in person, in the induction ceremony. Upon your induction, you will join an elite group of the most accomplished and distinguished scientists, academic researchers, and clinical practitioners in the fields of medical and biological engineering.

AIMBE’s Annual Event is recognized as an acclaimed interdisciplinary scientific symposium and includes the induction of newly elected Fellows, as well as networking and social gatherings for leaders in the field of medical and biological engineering. It is a two-day meeting with scientific lectures on Sunday afternoon and the induction ceremony and policy sessions on Monday. This year all Sunday and Monday events are held at the Renaissance Hotel. A highlight of Sunday’s program is our Awards Banquet and the presentation of AIMBE’s most prestigious award, the Pierre Galletti Award, and Monday’s main event will be your induction ceremony.

Details about AIMBE will be provided at the New Inductee Orientation Session on Sunday morning. During this orientation, information will also be provided about the specific details of the induction ceremony.

New inductees often bring family members to the induction ceremony. We also hope you will join other AIMBE Fellows in using the website to request an appointment with your federal lawmakers while you are in DC. The government affairs portion of our Annual Event website provides information on submitting a request as well as talking points and meeting details.

Dress for the event is business attire. Make the most of meeting new colleagues during the event by attending the Annual Banquet, making introductions at networking breaks, and joining the President’s Circle Saturday night at the hotel bar. Rotate where you sit in the meeting and introduce yourself to others around you. Arrange in advance dinner plans with old friends or new colleagues. Also consider attending one of the committee meetings. All council and committee events are open to all attendees.

AIMBE’s Membership Dues and Annual Event Fees

AIMBE’s mission is to recognize excellence, advance public understanding, and accelerate medical and biological engineering innovation. AIMBE is honored to bring together the most accomplished leaders in the field through the College of Fellows to carry-out this mission. The duty of an AIMBE Fellow, once elected into the College, is to “give back” in order to further advance the field. AIMBE Fellow annual dues support the mission of the organization and allow us to provide a variety of programs that engage scientists, policy makers, and the public. New Fellow inductees are required to make their initiation fees, by November 30, 2023.

We sincerely appreciate your dedication to the fields of MBE and support of AIMBE’s mission.

Dear AIMBE Fellows,

All Fellows are invited to advance medical and biological engineering and join me in the AIMBE President’s Circle. The President’s Circle is an exclusive group of AIMBE Fellows that voluntarily give a financial gift $250 or more (above and beyond annual dues and meeting registration) to AIMBE’s mission.

To join the President’s Circleuse this LINK to contribute by credit card. 

I am hopeful you will make this the year you will write a check and join the President’s Circle. I’ll be watching for your gift, and I look forward to inviting you to participate in the President’s Circle reception at the AIMBE Annual Event.

While the President’s Circle is the public recognition of your financial support, your funds will be dedicated solely to AIMBE’s aggressive mission advocating for medical and biological engineering. Never has this mission been more important.

Contributions to the President’s Circle are directed to an initiative led by the AIMBE President. Under my presidency, funds will allocated for an AIMBE Advocacy Day Event.

Please give a gift of $250 to AIMBE’s mission and do it today to receive a tax benefit from this contribution. The President’s Circle Reception is held annually at the AIMBE Annual Event.

Thank you for your support of AIMBE’s mission.

Warmest regards,


Joyce Wong, Ph.D.
President, AIMBE
Inaugural Term Distinguished Professor of Engineering
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering
Inaugural Director, ARROWS, Office of the Provost
Boston University

AIMBE makes it easy to request a Congressional appointment during the Annual Event. Enter your name, address, email and zip code to access the draft meeting request email. Only you can request an appointment and this app makes it easy. Your Member of Congress and two Senators will be identified. The message requesting the meeting is simple and straightforward. You can edit the draft meeting invitation or simply click the Submit Message button to send your message.

Congressional staff will contact you directly regarding your meeting that may be with the Member of Congress or their staff. Remember, meetings with staff are nearly as valuable as with the elected official so please confirm all appointments that are offered, regardless of time as you can step out of the programming to make a quick trip to Capitol Hill and back. AIMBE will help arrange your transportation and provide you with meeting materials and talking points.

Looking forward to meeting you in DC,


Dawn Beraud, Ph.D.
Executive Director, AIMBE

Below is your draft letter to your Members of Congress. You will be able to change the text once you click “Request a Meeting!”

Washington DC Meeting Request

As your constituent, I am writing to request an appointment to visit with you on INSERT DATE HERE while I am in Washington, D.C.

I would like to visit with you regarding federal investments in medical research (INSERT OTHER TOPICS AS APPROPRIATE).