Giorgio Ascoli elected American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering fellow

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The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Giorgio Ascoli, University Professor, in the Department of Bioengineering at George Mason University to its College of Fellows. Ascoli was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for outstanding contributions in the development of open-access resources for data science in the investigation of learning, memory, and neurodegeneration.

Ascoli says he dedicates this honor to the memory of Mike Buschmann. “Mike provided unwavering support--as a matter of lifestyle--to all who had the fortune to interact with him, junior, senior, peer, supervised, or supervising alike,” says Ascoli. “Mike was also a fellow of AIMBE and an inspiring role model for the profession and advancement of humankind. I'm especially proud that Mike was my nominator for this recognition, making the induction into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering particularly meaningful to me.”

The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs comprise the College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions to teaching, research, and innovation. AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Nobel Prize, the Presidential Medal of Science, and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation. Many fellows are also members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences.

“Giorgio’s recognition as Fellow of AIMBE reflects his many years of impactful research contributions that have transformed and accelerated the field of neuroscience and created mechanisms to more effectively translate knowledge into innovative solutions by engineers and scientists around the world,” says Executive Director of Mason’s Institute for Biohealth Innovation, Amy Adams.

Since 1991, AIMBE’s College of Fellows has led the way for technological growth and advancement in the fields of medical and biological engineering. AIMBE Fellows have helped revolutionize medicine and related fields to enhance and extend the lives of people all over the world. They have successfully advocated for public policies that have enabled researchers and business-makers to further the interests of engineers, teachers, scientists, clinical practitioners, and ultimately, patients. AIMBE Fellows are committed to giving back to the fields of medical and biological engineering through advocacy efforts and public policy initiatives that benefit the scientific community, as well as society at large.

A formal induction ceremony will be held during AIMBE’s 2022 Annual Event on March 25. Ascoli will be inducted along with 152 colleagues who make up the AIMBE Fellow Class of 2022.