Two Morsani College of Medicine professors elected AIMBE Fellows

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellows comprise the top 2% of medical and biological engineers in the nation.

Two USF Health Morsani College of Medicine professors — Cesario Borlongan, PhD, and Shyam Mohapatra, PhD — are among the four USF faculty members elected to the 2016 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Dr. Borlongan and Dr. Mohapatra will be among the 160 new AIMBE Fellows inducted into the medical and biological engineering elite at a ceremony April 4 during the institute’s annual meeting at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall, Washington, DC.

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Dr. Borlongan,  is a Distinguished Professor of neurosurgery and brain repair and director of the Center of Excellence for Aging & Brain Repair in the Morsani College of Medicine. He was nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for “outstanding contributions and international leadership in the advancement of experimental therapies for neurological disorders, especially stroke stem-cell therapy.”

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Dr. Mohapatra is a Distinguished Professor of internal Medicine, pharmaceutical science, molecular medicine, pediatrics, and environmental & occupational health; vice chair of research in the Department of Internal Medicine, director of the USF Nanomedicine Research Center and of the Division of Translational Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine; associate dean for graduate programs, USF College of Pharmacy; member of the USF Institute of Advanced Discovery & Innovation; and principal investigator and research career scientist in research and development at the James A. Haley VA Hospital. He was elected for “outstanding contributions in the field of biomedical nanotechnology and leadership in translational nanomedicine.”

Since 1961, 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 to enhance and extend the lives of people all over the world.

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