WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Peter J. Basser, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Intramural Research Program, NIH; Head, Section on Quantitative Imaging and Tissue Sciences; Associate Scientific Director, Division of Imaging, Behavior and Genomic Integrity, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Associate Investigator, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health to its College of Fellows. Dr. Basser was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for his seminal contributions to the invention, development, and translation of diffusion tensor MRI (DTI), DTI tractography, and several neuro-technologies.
Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education."
A formal induction ceremony was held during the AIMBE Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC on April 9, 2018. Dr. Basser was inducted along with
156 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2018.
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