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 2022 BMES Christopher Jacobs Award for Excellence in Leadership awardee.

The BMES Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Christopher Jacobs Award recognizes leadership excellence that makes an impact in the cell and molecular bioengineering community. During her tenure with the publications board and as president of BMES, Setton supported the creation of new BMES journals and expansion of research interests in the form of special interest groups, including the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Special Interest Group. Setton worked collaboratively with the honoree, the late Christopher Jacobs, to ensure stability for the CMBE group and support growth in programming for the cellular and molecular bioengineering community. Setton has a record of mentoring many engineering students and postdoctoral researchers who have since made meaningful contributions to cellular and molecular bioengineering.

The award is named in memory and honor of Jacobs, a highly-recognized researcher in bone cell mechanics and dynamic leader in the cellular and molecular bioengineering community. Jacobs was on the faculty at Columbia University in 2018 when he died from cancer. The award was presented in his honor at the 2022 CMBE Annual Conference in early January.

Read more about Setton’s research here.