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Andre Palmer inducted into medical and biological engineering elite

Andre F. Palmer, professor and interim chairman of the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was formally inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Professor Palmer was previously nominated and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for pioneering advances in engineering novel hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers for use as red blood cell substitutes in transfusion medicine. Induction formalizes the nomination, and Professor Palmer is now an official member of the College of Fellows.

The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs comprise the College of Fellows.

AIMBE Fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research, and innovation. AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Presidential Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation and many also are members of the National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences.

The formal induction ceremony was held during AIMBE’s 2015 Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall in Washington, DC on March 16, 2015. Dr. Palmer was inducted along with 150 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2015. Click for more information about the AIMBE Annual Meeting or Dr. Palmer's induction.

AIMBE’s mission is to recognize excellence in, and advocate for, the fields of medical and biological engineering in order to advance society. Since 1991, AIMBE‘s College of Fellows has lead the way for technological growth and advancement in the fields of medical and biological engineering. Fellows have helped revolutionize medicine and related fields in order to enhance and extend the lives of people all over the world. They have also successfully advocated for public policies that have enabled researchers and business-makers to further the interests of engineers, teachers, scientists, clinical practitioners, and ultimately, patients.

For questions regarding the College of Fellows and AIMBE, please contact Milan P. Yager, AIMBE Executive Director at, or call the AIMBE office at 202-496-9660. 

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