Susan Margulies, chair of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, has been elected chair-elect for the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows effective on March 30, 2020. Margulies is also a researcher in the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Injury Biomechanics at Emory University.
Election to this position is a high honor where Margulies will serve in a leadership position to provide guidance and direction to the AIMBE national organization. As part of her duties as chair-elect, she will be responsible for directing the nomination, review, and election of new candidates to the AIMBE College of Fellows.
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."
AIMBE is the authoritative voice and advocate for the value of medical and biological engineering to society. AIMBE’s mission is to recognize excellence, advance the public understanding, and accelerate medical and biological innovation. No other organization can bring together academic, industry, government, and scientific societies to form a highly influential community advancing medical and biological engineering. AIMBE’s mission drives advocacy initiatives into action on Capitol Hill and beyond.