Congratulations to future UF BME professor, Dr. Daniel Ferris who was named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Ferris will join the department as the Robert W. Adenbaum Professorship, effective summer 2017.
Ferris was elected for his outstanding contributions to understanding the biomechanics and neural control of locomotion, and development of clinically impactful rehabilitation technologies.
The AIMBE College of Fellows comprises the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country and includes distinguished scientists and researchers, clinicians, engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs. Fellows are regularly recognized for their substantial contributions in teaching, research and innovation.
Ferris will be recognized during a ceremony for new Fellows on March 19, 2017, during the AIMBE Annual Event in Washington, D.C.
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s mission is to recognize excellence in, and advocate for, the fields of medical and biological engineering in order to advance society. Since 1991, AIMBE’s 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, teachers, scientists, clinical practitioners, and ultimately, patients.
Congratulations, Dr. Ferris!