The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Professor Milos Popovic (IBBME) to its College of Fellows.
Professor Popovic was nominated by his peers and was elected by the full membership into the official College of Fellows Class of 2012 for pioneering use of neuroprostheses for retraining brain functions in individuals following severe stroke and spinal cord injury.
AIMBE is a non-profit organization representing 50,000 individuals and the top 2% of medical and biological engineers. AIMBE represents academic institutions, private industry and other professional engineering societies.
Its College of Fellows is comprised of engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs who pursue AIMBE’s mission to provide leadership and advocacy in medical and biological engineering for the advancement of society.
“Dr. Popovic’s election is a great recognition of the scientific and engineering knowledge that the University of Toronto’s biomedical engineering community has to offer to international institutions such as AIMBE, which influence health technology in the USA,” said IBBME Director, Paul Santerre.
He joins IBBME core faculty members Peter Zandstra, Molly Shoichet, Michael Sefton and Paul Santerre as AIMBE fellows.
A formal induction ceremony will be held during AIMBE’s 21st Annual Event at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. on February 20th, 2012.