Nominations are due June 30, 2022 for the Class of 2023.

Questions? Need a link to submit a nomination? Contact election@aimbe.org.

AIMBE brings together Fellows from academia, industry, clinical practice, government, and scientific societies to form a highly influential community advancing medical and biological engineering. AIMBE’s mission is to provide leadership and advocacy in medical and biological engineering for the benefit of society. AIMBE is committed to increasing the diversity of the medical and biological community though leadership and advocacy. AIMBE Fellows represent the most accomplished leaders in the fields of medical and biological engineering.

AIMBE is more than an honorific society; it is an organization of leaders who “give back” by engaging in, and contributing as, ambassadors for the fields of medical and biological engineering. As such, nomination packages must reflect the demonstrated action and willingness to serve in such a role as to be an asset to the organization.

Candidates can only be considered for election to AIMBE if nominated by an existing AIMBE Fellow. AIMBE accepts both U.S. and international nomination packages. Fellows are encouraged to nominate candidates who have demonstrated impactful contributions to 1) Medical and Biological Engineering Research, Pedagogy, and/or Practice and 2) Ability to Serve as an Asset to AIMBE or as an Advocate for the Field and its Diversity.

Nominations must address two criteria: 1) Medical and Biological Engineering Research, Pedagogy, and/or Practice and 2) Ability to Serve as an Asset to AIMBE or as an Advocate for the Field and its Diversity {examples demonstrating criteria below}. Two supporting statements of no more than 500-words each are required to address each criterion. Such statements must specify the candidate’s most significant contributions to these criteria as supported by the CV and not merely summarize the candidate’s career. In both statements, it is important to highlight the impact of the candidate in the field. Supporting documentation of a CV of (no longer than 10 pages) is required.

Supporting Examples for Criteria 1) Medical and Biological Engineering Research, Pedagogy, and/or Practice

  • Pioneering of new fields of technology or significant development in existing field
  • Developing innovative approaches to engineering education
  • Significant contributions to the translation of technology
  • Leadership in commercialization of engineering products
  • Innovative discoveries or advances demonstrating critical breakthroughs
  • Nominee contribution has led to lasting impact in medical and biological engineering

Supporting Examples for Criteria 2) Ability to Serve as an Asset to AIMBE or as an Advocate for the Field and its Diversity

Nominators should choose one or more of these areas and be specific how the candidate, in addition to their research accomplishments, has given back to the fields of medical and biological engineering for the benefit of society.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Advancing policies, programs, or services concerning equity and/or inclusion
  • Bringing public attention or awareness to issues related to equity and inclusion through seminars, talks, conferences, and meetings
  • Conducting research in the areas of equity and inclusion and/or health disparities of underrepresented ethnic and racial populations

Professional Society and Public Service

  • Leadership and volunteerism in professional societies
  • Engagement with community and/or public organizations
  • Serving on a professional society’s Board of Directors
  • Direct involvement in committees, initiatives, or in the planning and execution of annual conferences for professional and scientific societies

Public Policy and Advocacy

  • Engagement with lawmakers or Members of Congress
  • Engagement in public policy at the local, regional, and/or national level
  • Participation in Capitol Hill Days by professional organizations

International Candidates for the purpose of the AIMBE nomination process are defined as:

  • Candidates that have spent or will spend the majority of their career working outside of the U.S.
  • Any temporary relocation (e.g., for a sabbatical or postdoctoral training) does not impact candidacy
  • Citizenship is not considered when determining domestic or international candidacy

International nominations that are submitted under a domestic nomination form and placed in a domestic review committee will be held over for the following year to be considered by the appropriate international review committee in the next cycle.

International candidates must demonstrate a connection and/or impact on the U.S. medical and biological engineering enterprise.

International Nominations must address two criteria: 1) Medical and Biological Engineering Research, Pedagogy, and/or Practice and 2) Ability to Serve as an Asset to AIMBE {examples demonstrating criteria below}. Two supporting statements of no more than 500-words each are required to address each criterion. Such statements must specify the candidate’s most significant contributions to these criteria as supported by the CV and not merely summarize the candidate’s career. In both statements, it is important to highlight the impact of the candidate in the field. Supporting documentation of a CV of (no longer than 10 pages) is required.

Supporting Examples for Criteria 1) Medical and Biological Engineering Research, Pedagogy, and/or Practice

  • Pioneering of new fields of technology or significant development in existing field
  • Developing innovative approaches to engineering education
  • Significant contributions to the translation of technology
  • Leadership in commercialization of engineering products
  • Innovative discoveries or advances demonstrating critical breakthroughs
  • Nominee contribution has led to lasting impact in medical and biological engineering

Supporting Examples for Criteria 2) Ability to Serve as an Asset to AIMBE

This section requires details documenting a direct connection between the candidate’s experiences/expertise and AIMBE’s mission in the United States. It can also include candidates’ past actions in engaging with professional societies or public organizations. Nominators should be specific how the candidate, in addition to their research accomplishments, has given back to the fields of medical and biological engineering for the benefit of society. Examples of these criteria include:

Professional Society and Public Service

  • Leadership and volunteerism in professional societies
  • Engagement with community and/or public organizations
  • Serving on a professional society’s Board of Directors
  • Direct involvement in committees, initiatives, or in the planning and execution of annual conferences for professional and scientific societies

Nominators will identify the discipline most closely aligned with their nominees’ work and achievements. Each nomination will be independently scored and evaluated by a review committee consisting of AIMBE Fellows, representing the broadest diversity of the College of Fellows including gender, race, and experience in academia, industry, clinical practice and government.

Candidates receiving the highest scoring in each review subcommittee are advanced directly to the election ballot. Candidates scoring in the middle are provided additional subcommittee review and discussion and, if qualified, approved for the election ballot. Candidates scoring in the lower ranks are carefully reviewed by the specialty subcommittee but are generally not advanced to the ballot. Less than half of all nominated candidates are advanced to the ballot. Although candidates are reviewed based upon impact using the identified criteria and not by professional titles, in recent years few academic nominations from the ranks of Associate Professor have been advanced to the ballot.

The names and credentials of highly qualified candidates are prepared and placed on an electronic ballot and forwarded to the full College of Fellows for consideration and election in November. The ballot contains the name, affiliation, and biosketch for each candidate. Members of the College of Fellows are asked to vote or abstain on the election of each candidate. If a candidate receives 74.5% of a positive vote (Positive Votes/Total Votes, excluding abstentions), that candidate is elected to the College of Fellows, and inducted at AIMBE’s Annual Event in spring 2023. The number of international candidates advanced to the ballot can be no more than 10 percent of the total number of candidates on the ballot.

The induction ceremony, to be held at the National Academy of Sciences, begins a Fellows’ engagement in AIMBE and contributions to the organization’s mission of recognizing excellence and advocating for the fields of medical and biological engineering for the benefit of society.

Questions? Contact info@aimbe.org.