WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has recently announced the induction of Paul F. Gerrish, Director of Technology Development at Medtronic, Inc., to its College of Fellows. Mr. Gerrish was nominated by peers and elected by the full membership into the official College of Fellows Class of 2013 for 25 years of contributions toward the improvement of implantable medical electronics.
The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. Engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs, comprise the College of Fellows to pursue AIMBE’s mission to provide leadership and advocacy in medical and biological engineering for the advancement of society.
A formal induction ceremony was held during AIMBE’s 2013 Annual Event at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall in Washington, D.C. on February 18th, 2013. For more information about the AIMBE Annual Event, please visit www.aimbe.org.
Since 1991, the College of Fellows has lead the way for technological growth and advancement in the fields of medical and biological engineering. Fellows have helped revolutionize medicine and related fields in order to enhance and extend the lives of people all over the world. They have also successfully advocated for public policies that have enabled researchers and business-makers to further the interests of engineers, scientists, and ultimately, patients.
Founded in 1991, AIMBE’s mission includes raising awareness of medical and biological engineering and of achievements in the field, building relationships with relevant government agencies and other professional groups, improving intersociety relations and cooperation within the field of medical and biological engineering and promoting the national interest in science, engineering, and education.