Samuel Achilefu, an affiliated faculty member with the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Michel M. Ter-Pogossian Professor of Radiology in the School of Medicine, has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows. He joins 156 colleagues who make up the class of 2019.
“Being elected into the College of Fellows by my peers is an incredible honor for me in particular, as well as my trainees, colleagues and collaborators over the years,” Achilefu said. “I am humbled to be part of this select group of achievers.”
Achilefu was nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for his “outstanding contributions to near-infrared molecular imaging and image-guided surgical resection of cancer and for innovative technologies in biomedical engineering.” He was inducted at a ceremony March 25 during the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, DC.
More than 2,000 members have been inducted into AIMBE’s College of Fellows, and membership is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to medical and biological engineers. Fellows are honored for making outstanding contributions to "engineering and medicine research, practice or education."