Lori Setton, the Lucy & Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2022 H.R. Lissner Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

The prestigious Lissner Medal recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of bioengineering. Setton received the honor for her mechanobiology research related to degenerative cartilage disease, significant contributions leading to better understanding of osteoarthritis and intervertebral disc disorders and for internationally recognized leadership in the bioengineering community.

Setton is the second woman to win this award since it was established in 1977. The award will be presented to Setton at the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference in June 2022.

Setton's research focuses on the role of mechanical factors in the degeneration and repair of the intervertebral disc, articular cartilage and meniscus. In the lab, her work focuses on engineering and evaluating novel materials for tissue regeneration and drug delivery to treat musculoskeletal disease.  Setton’s research has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Whitaker Foundation, Coulter Foundation, Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, and research agreements with industry.

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