Giorgio elected chair of AIMBE’s Academic Council
Todd Giorgio, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been elected by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) as its Academic Council Chair for 2014-2016. Giorgio was nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the Academic Council.
Giorgio has recently served as the chair of the Council of Chairs of Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering and is currently past-chair of that organization. He was elected to AIMBE’s College of Fellows in 2007 for significant contributions to teaching and research in the fields of cell bioengineering, nonviral gene therapy and artificial liver development.
“It is truly an honor to be elected by peers who are among the most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school leaders, researchers and professors,” Giorgio said.
In his role as AIMBE Academic Council Chair, Giorgio serves on the AIMBE Board of Directors, and he plans to advocate for new approaches to communicate the activities and impact of medical and biological engineers to the public, industry and government.
“We are thrilled with the announcement that Todd Giorgio will be leading AIMBE’s Academic Council,” said Ravi Bellamkonda, AIMBE president and the Wallace H. Coulter Professor and Chair of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology/Emory School of Medicine.
“Todd is uniquely positioned to understand the needs of medical and biological engineers in academia and bring that knowledge to bear on public policies made in the nation’s capital. I look forward to his leadership within AIMBE to further the mission of our nation’s academic institutions,” Bellamkonda said.
AIMBE’s Academic Council is comprised of leaders of biomedical engineering departments at undergraduate and graduate institutions across the country.