WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Brenda Russell, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Physiology and Biophysics, College of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Bioengineering, College of Engineering, Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Chicago, to its College of Fellows.
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.”
Dr. Russell was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for “distinguished contributions in the field of mechanobiology and the exploration of forces in biologic responses of cells and tissues.”