AIMBE brings together Fellows from academia, industry, 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 also committed to increasing diversity of the medical and biological community though leadership and advocacy. AIMBE Fellows represent the top 2 percent of the most accomplished leaders in the fields of medical and biological engineering.
Candidates can only be considered for election by the College of Fellows if nominated by an existing Fellow. Fellows are encouraged to nominate candidates who have demonstrated impactful contributions to biomedical engineering, research and innovation. Nominations must include a 250-word description of the candidate’s most accomplished contributions to research or engineering and supported by a CV not longer than 10 total pages. Nominations should specify the candidate’s most significant contributions as supported by the CV and not merely summarize the candidate’s career.
In addition, all nominations must also have a 250-word required description highlighting the candidate’s contributions to their a) professional societies and/or public service; b) contributions to diversity and/or public policy; and/or c) ability to serve as an asset to AIMBE and give back to the field of medical and biological engineering. Nominators should choose one or more contributions 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.
In both sections of the nomination form, it is important to highlight the impact of the candidate in the field.
Nominators will recommend a Specialty Review Committee to consider the nomination. Each Specialty Review Committee consists of 12 current Fellows, representing the broadest diversity of the College of Fellows including gender, race, and experience in academia, industry, clinical practice and government. All nominations are independently scored by each member of a Specialty Review Committee. Sixty percent of a candidate’s score is based upon the candidate’s contributions to biomedical engineering, research and innovation as detailed in the 250-word description and supported by the 10-page CV. Forty percent of a candidate’s score is based upon the candidate’s contributions of engagement and service to others advancing the fields of medical and biological engineering for the benefit of society as detailed in the 250-word description with the following as examples: