2018 Annual Event


  • Saturday, April 7, 2018

    7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Special Guest of Honor Raphael Lee

    President's Circle Reception to be held at the Renaissance Arlington

    President’s Circle Reception from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel with Special Guest of Honor Raphael Lee. This event is by Invitation Only to AIMBE Fellows that have given a voluntary contribution of $250 or more to AIMBE’s Mission. Contributions can be made as part of the Annual Meeting Registration.

  • Sunday, April 8, 2018

    All Sunday Programming to be held at the Renaissance Arlington

    2800 South Potomac Ave Arlington VA 22202

  • 9:00 am Registration Desk Open
  • 9:30 am – 10:30 am CURM Committee Meeting

    The Committee for Underrepresented Minorities provides coffee and donuts while listening to a special speaker and engaging in an informal discussion of past and future initiatives. This committee meeting is open to all.

    Scott May
    Executive Director, International Center for Professional Development

  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am AIMBE Women Committee Meeting

    Sexual harassment has rocked workplaces and industries in the last few months and the research and medical fields have not been immune. As attention turns from acknowledging that women are experiencing this harassment to figuring out how we prevent and improve the handling of sexual harassment cases, a number of questions emerge on how to tackle this problem. Should NSF and other federal agencies mandate that a scientist found guilty of sexual harassment automatically be removed from a grant? Speakers from NSF and The National Academies will address policies focusing on #MeToo. This session is open to ALL AIMBE Fellows to attend.

    Dr. Frazier Benya
    Program Officer with the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

    Robert Cosgrove
    NSF Equal Opportunity Program Manager

    Tom Rudin
    Director of the Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW)
    Director of the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM), NAS

  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am New Fellow Inductee Orientation
    Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Sc.D. and Tejal Desai, Ph.D.

    AIMBE Leadership will provide an orientation to new inductees about AIMBE, its programming and services, and mission. Learn about how candidates are nominated, reviewed and elected to the College of Fellows. Find out how AIMBE is more than just an honorific society but an engaged community impacting public policy on medical innovation and discovery. Meet new colleagues in the Class of 2018 and get insight on the induction ceremony.

  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Council of Chairs Meeting

    Affiliated organization of the Chairs of Biomedical Engineering Programs. Members of the CoC only.

  • Opening General Session - Presidential Address
    Gilda A. Barabino, Ph.D.

    1:00 pm – 1:20 pm

    President Gilda Barabino will highlight the past, and provide inspiration on the future challenges facing medical and biological engineering. From the rush of daily activities, it is too easy to overlook significant changes and mounting threats.

  • Scientific Lecture Series

    1:20 pm – 5:00 pm

    The hallmark of AIMBE’s meeting are the strong scientific lectures presenting new understanding thinking on a wide variety of medical and biological engineering issues. These lectures match the depth and breadth of AIMBE’s diverse membership from innovative materials, imaging, and cellular engineering to bioinformatics, medical devices, and neuroengineering. Leaving the comfort of one’s discipline, attendees find these lectures unite AIMBE’s membership in the conversation of discovery and innovation.

  • 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm Earl Bakken Lecture
    Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D.

    Each year AIMBE hosts one of the most significant scientific lectures to kick off its Annual Meeting. The Earl Bakken Lecture is AIMBE’s most meaningful scientific lecture providing both insight and illumination to the grand scientific challenges of biomedical research.

    Dr. Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D.
    Ernest Cockrell Jr. Presidential Distinguished Chair
    President & CEO, Houston Methodist Research Institute
    Director, Institute for Academic Medicine
    Executive Vice President, Houston Methodist
    Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, New York

  • 2:10 pm – 2:50 pm Micro and Nano Devices for Biology and Medicine
    Rashid Bashir, Ph.D.

    AIMBE Scientific Lecture Series presented by
    Rashid Bashir, Ph.D.
    Executive Associate Dean of The Carle Illinois College of Medicine
    Grainger Distinguished Chair of Engineering
    Professor of Bioengineering
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne

  • 2:50 pm – 3:30 pm Design of Materials for Tissue Repair
    Tatiana Segura, Ph.D.

    AIMBE Scientific Lecture Series presented by
    Tatiana Segura, Ph.D.
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Pratt School of Engineering
    Duke University

  • 3:35 pm - 4:15 pm Engineering the Future of Materials Using Charged Assemblies
    Paula T. Hammond. Ph.D.

    AIMBE Scientific Lecture Series presented by
    Paula T. Hammond. Ph.D.
    Department Head, David H. Koch Professor in Engineering (1962)
    Department of Chemical Engineering
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Innovation and Translation of Drug Delivery Systems
    Samir Mitragotri, Ph.D.

    AIMBE Scientific Lecture Series presented by
    Samir Mitragotri, Ph.D.
    Chair of Biomedical Engineering at Harvard University
    Hiller Professor of Bioengineering
    Hansjorg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering
    Wyss Institute, Harvard University

  • 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm Academic Council Meeting

    One of AIMBE’s most engaged communities, the Academic Council proudly presents a stimulating talk. This council is made up of Chairs and designated representatives of each of AIMBE’s member colleges and universities engaged in biomedical engineering education. This meeting is open to all.

    Philip E. Bourne Ph.D., FACMI
    Stephenson Chair of Data Science
    Director, Data Science Institute
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    University of Virginia

  • 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm Industry Council

    The Industry Council has long sponsored, and will once again host, the 2018 AIMBE/FDA Scholars. Hear about the projects and achievements of AIMBE’s Scholars from the mid-point of their year-long work at FDA. Dr. Michael Hill, Vice President, Corporate Science, Technology, and Clinical Affairs at Medtronic will provide opening remarks about AIMBE’s longstanding partnership with industry. The Industry Council boasts Fellows working at private companies and academic Fellows with an interest or involvement in the manufacture, distribution, and sales of biomedical innovations. This meeting is open to all.

  • 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm Council of Societies Meeting

    A critical pillar of AIMBE’s membership is the Council of Societies where leadership and representatives of member Societies coordinate activities and formulate collaborative partnerships. This open discussion is open to all.

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Pierre Galletti Award & Awards Banquet

    One of the highlights of the Annual Event is AIMBE’s Award Banquet and the presentation of the Pierre Galletti Award. A relaxing evening of connecting with old friends and networking with new associates is a prelude to the award presentations, including the Pierre Galletti Award, AIMBE’s highest recognition of an individual for their contributions to the public awareness of medical and biological engineering. Other awards include the AIMBE STEM Award and the Congressional Leadership Award.

  • 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm AIMBE Industry & Academic Council Informal Networking Reception

    Hosted by the AIMBE Industry Council and Academic Council, this networking reception is open to all.

  • Monday, April 9, 2018

    All Monday Programming held at the National Academy of Sciences

  • 7:30 am Buses to National Academy of Sciences
  • 8:30 am – 8:55 am College of Fellows Chair Welcome and Remarks
    Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Sc.D.
    Chair, College of Fellows

    College of Fellows Chair Anthony Guiseppi-Elie will address the state of the field of medical and biological engineering and provide a perspective for the challenges ahead for the study and teaching of biomedical engineering.

  • 9:00 am – 9:40 am Promoting Scientific Innovation Through Policy
    Cartier Esham, Ph.D.

    Dr. Cartier Esham, Ph.D
    Executive Vice President for Emerging Companies
    VP Science and Regulatory Affairs
    Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

  • 9:45 am – 10:30 am Policy Address by AIMBE Executive Director
    Milan P. Yager

    Always one of the highest-rated presentations, AIMBE’s Executive Director Milan Yager will reveal how lawmakers are hiding critical changes that will forever change the discovery and innovation infrastructure researchers were accustomed to for a new paradigm favoring the few, the powerful, and the lucky.

  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am Networking Break
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Induction Ceremony
    Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Sc.D. and
    Tejal Desai, Ph.D. (Presiding)

    The highlight of each year’s Annual Meeting is the ceremony inducting the newest members of the College of Fellows.  The Class of 2018 were peer-nominated, peer-reviewed and peer-elected and now join a prestigious group of the most accomplished medical and biological engineers.

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Induction Luncheon

    Join family and friends in a lunch celebration in honor of the 2018 Class of the College of Fellows.

  • Congressional Appointments

    1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    AIMBE encourages all attendees to make advanced appointments to visit with their Members of Congress during the Annual Meeting. Fellows will depart the NAS via cabs for prearranged Congressional appointments on Capitol Hill. Talking points and briefing materials will be provided. Visit AIMBE.org for information on scheduling congressional appointments.

  • Policy Discussion Series

    1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    The uniqueness of AIMBE’s Annual Meeting is the combination of strong scientific lectures on Sunday and informative policy discussions on Monday. From government officials to lobbyists and corporate spokespersons, the policy concerns and social issues of medical and biological engineers are discussed and debated.

  • 1:00 pm – 1:40 pm National Science Foundation Funding Opportunities and Highlights in Bioengineering
    Richard Dickinson, Ph.D.

    AIMBE Policy Presentation Series
    Richard Dickinson, Ph.D.
    Division Director, CBET
    NSF Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems

  • 1:40 pm – 2:35 pm Frontiers in Education for Engineering in Medicine

    AIMBE Policy Presentation Series
    Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Sc.D. (Moderator)
    Chair, AIMBE, College of Fellows, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
    King C. Li, M.D., MBA
    Dean of Medicine, The Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Carrie L. Byington, M.D.
    Dean of Medicine, Vice-Chancellor, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University

  • 2:35 pm – 3:30 pm Philanthropy for Medical and Biological Engineering

    AIMBE Policy Presentation Series
    Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Sc.D. (Moderator)
    Chair, AIMBE, College of Fellows, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
    Dr. Claire Pomeroy
    President, The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation
    Elias Caro
    Vice President Technology Development, The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Adjournment
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Bus Transportation to Ronald Reagan National Airport

Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Renaissance Arlington

  • 9:30am-10:30am CURM Committee Meeting

    James H. Johnson, Jr., Ph.DDirector of the National Center for Environmental Research

  • 10:30am-11:30am AIMBE Women Meeting

    The AIMBE Women Committee is chaired by Virginia Giddings, Stryker Corp. and Joyce Wong, Boston University. It’s mission is to advocate for gender equity, promote leadership, recognize excellence, and support the next generation of women in Medical and Biological Engineering.

    Richard Nakamura, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health and Co-Chair of the ACD (Advisory Committee to the Director of NIH) Diversity Working Group Subcommittee on Peer Review will serve as the guest speaker for the meeting. He will discuss NIH efforts to ensure equality in the peer review process. 

  • 10:00am Registration OPEN
  • 10:30am - 11:30am New Fellow Inductee Orientation

    Learn about your responsibilities as an AIMBE Fellow and how you can help advocate for the field

  • 11:30am - 12:30pm Council of Chairs Meeting
  • 1:00pm – 1:05pm Presidential Welcome - Gilda Barabino
  • 1:05pm - 1:50pm Earl Bakken Lecture - David Kaplan

    Brains, Pains and Tissue Engineering

  • 1:50pm - 2:35pm Laura Niklason, Yale University

    Translating an Engineered Tissue into the Clinic

  • 2:35pm - 3:20pm David Mooney, Harvard University

    Building Immunity with Biomaterials

  • 3:15pm - 4:00pm Tom Maniatis, Columbia U. Precision Medicine Initiative
  • 4:00pm - 4:15pm Randy Giles, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

    Research on the International Space Station—Life Sciences in Microgravity

  • 4:45pm - 5:25pm Young Investigator Panel

    Moderated by Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

    Sharon Gerecht – Johns Hopkins

    Sam Sia – Columbia

    Claudia Fischbach – Cornell 

  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm Academic Council Meeting

    Dr. Mike Lauer, Chief of NIH’s Extramural Research

  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm Industry Council Meeting

    AIMBE FDA Scholars

  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm Council of Society Meeting
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm Awards Banquet

    7:00pm-7:30pm Food Service

    7:30pm-8:15pm Galletti Award Presentation & Lecture

  • 9:30pm – 11:00pm AIMBE Women & Academic Council Informal Networking Reception

Monday, March 20, 2017 at National Academy of Sciences

  • 7:30am First Buses Depart

    Breakfast Provided at the National Academy of Sciences

  • 7:50am Last Buses Depart

    Coffee Available upon Arrival

  • 8:30am – 9:00am COF Chair, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Welcome and Remarks

    Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Chair

  • 9:00am – 9:30am Keynote Address - Marcia McNutt

    President, National Academy of Sciences

  • 9:35am – 10:05am Keynote Address - Victor Dzau

    President, National Academy of Medicine

  • 10:10am – 10:40am Keynote Address - C.D. Mote, Jr.

    President, National Academy of Engineering

  • 10:45am – 11:15am Networking Break
  • 11:15am – 12:00pm Induction Ceremony

    Welcome our new Fellows at the National Academy of Sciences

  • 12:00pm – 1:15pm Induction Luncheon
  • 1:20pm – 2:00pm Public Policy Address - Milan Yager

    AIMBE Executive Director

  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm William Wagner

    McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

  • 3:00pm – 3:45pm Distinguished Panel: ``Communicating Our Vision``

    Pep Pamiers – Nature Biomedical Engineering

    Elazer Edelman – Science Translational Medicine

  • 1:00pm-6:00pm OPTIONAL Hill Appointments

    AIMBE Fellows with Congressional appointments will leave and return by cab based upon their specific meeting appointments.

  • 4:00pm Adjournment
  • 4:20pm Bus transportation to DCA National Airport

    Reagan National Airport

Saturday: April 2, 2016 at Washington Marriott at Metro Center

  • 3:00 p.m. Registration
  • 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. AIMBE President Reception

Sunday: April 3, 2016 at Washington Marriott At Metro Center

  • 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Council of Chairs
  • 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration OPEN
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. CURM / WIMBE Joint Meeting
  • 10:30 p.m. – 11:30 a.m. New Inductee Orientation
  • 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Presidential Welcome and General Sessions
  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Earl Bakken Lecture
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Dr. LeRoy Hood: Systems Biology
  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. BREAK
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Dr. George Savage: Proteus Digital Health
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia
  • 4:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Academic Council Meeting
  • 4:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Industry Council Meeting
  • 4:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Council of Society Meeting
  • 6:30 p.m. Award Banquet Reception
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Award Banquet and Pierre Galletti Presentation
  • 7:40 – 8:10 p.m. Galletti Presentation and Lecture
  • 8:20 – 9:20 p.m. Special 25th Anniversary Recognition Awards
  • 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Industry and Academic Council Networking

Monday, April 4, 2016 at National Academy of Sciences

  • 7:50 a.m. First Buses to NAS – guess provided breakfast
  • 8:20 Second Buses to NAS – just coffee upon arrival
  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. COF Chair Welcome and Remarks
  • 9:20 am – 9:50 am NSF Dir. France Cordova Confirmed
  • 9:50 am – 10:20 am The Science Behind Failed Policy — Milan Yager
  • 10:20 am – 10:50 am Networking Break
  • 10:50 am – 11:20 am OSTP Dir. Holdren
  • 11:20 am – 12:00 pm Induction Ceremony
  • 12:00 am – 1:10 pm Induction Luncheon
  • 1:10 pm – 1:15 pm Introduction of Fellows inducted to NAE
  • 1:15 pm – 1:50 pm NCATS Director Austin Confirmed
  • 1:50 pm – 2:20 pm AAAS Ex. Dir. and former Congressman Rush Holt
  • 2:20 pm – 3:00 pm Distinguished Leadership Panel
  • 3:00 pm – 3:40 pm Policy Speaker
  • 3:40 pm – 5:00 pm Hill Appointments
  • 3:45 pm Adjournment
  • 3:45 pm Bus transportation to Ronald Reagan Nation Airport

Sunday, March 15, 2015 (Hyatt Regency Crystal City)

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
  • 11:00 a.m. – Registration Desk Open
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. New Fellows Orientation
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Presidential Welcome: State of Bioengineering Address, Ravi Bellamkonda, AIMBE President
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Earl Bakken Lecture:Engineering Microbes to Solve Global Challenges, Jay Keasling, UC Berkeley
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Neural Engineering, Kwabena Boahen, Stanford Universit, Warren Grill, Duke University
  • 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Academic Council Meeting, New Paradigm for Regulated Medical Products Education, Francis Kalush, CDER, FDA
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Reception
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Award Banquet and Pierre Galletti Presentation
  • 9:00 p.m. Academic and Industry Council Networking

Monday, March 16, 2015 (National Academy of Sciences)

  • 7:50 a.m. Bus Transportation to National Academies
  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. College of Fellows Welcome, Jennifer West, College of Fellows (COF) Chair
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Biology is Technology, Alicia Jackson, Deputy Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects gency (DARPA) Biological Technologies Office
  • 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Why Congress Doesn’t Fund Research, Milan P. Yager, AIMBE Executive Director
  • 10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Networking Break
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Induction Ceremony, AIMBE inducts the 2015 Class of the College of Fellows.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. New Inductee Luncheon
  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Cancer Research & Bioengineering, Harold Varmus, Director, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • 2:10 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. White House Priorities for R&D, Monica Ramirez Basco, Assistant Director White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP)
  • 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Networking Break
  • 3:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Translating Discovery to the Bioeconomy, Laurie Locascio, Director, Materials Measure- ment Lab, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Preparation for an Infectious Disease Crisis, Jay Varkey, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine
  • 4:30 p.m.Bus Transportation to Hotel
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Council of Chairs Meeting
  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. President’s Circle Reception (*invitation only), Honored Guest: Shu Chien, UC San Diego Hosted by AIMBE President Ravi V. Bellamkonda Hyatt Regency Hotel

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 (Hyatt Regency Crystal City)

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Council of Society Meeting, All attendees welcome.
  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Industry Council Meeting, All attendees welcome.
  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Committee for Underrepresented Minorities Meeting, All attendees welcome. Yolanda Comedy, Director, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Center for Advancing Science & Engineering Capacity
  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Women in MBE Committee Meeting, Session chaired by Rebecca M. Bergman, President, Gustavus Adolphus College
    Kimberly W. Anderson, U. of Kentucky
    Kay C. Dee, Rose-Hulman Institute of Tech.
    Ken Lutchen, Boston University
  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.Advancing Diversity in STEM, David Asai, Director, Undergraduate Science Education Howard Hughes Medical Institute REGENCY
  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.Networking Break
  • 10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.Improving Translational Research through Regulatory Science Innovation, Jeffrey Shuren, Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA, Bill Murray, President and CEO, Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC)
  • 11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.AIMBE Scholars at FDA
    Christopher Medberry, AIMBE Scholar
    Maria Murray, AIMBE Scholar
    Sonja Brooks Fulmer, AIMBE Scholar