CLEAR Director, Dr. Helen Huang, Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of BME Professor Helen (He) Huang to its College of Fellows – Class of 2021, for her outstanding contributions to rehabilitation engineering by developing breakthrough technology for assistive robotic prostheses and exoskeletons. Dr. Huang will be formally inducted along with 174 colleagues who make up the AIMBE Fellow Class of 2021 during the virtual AIMBE Annual Event on March 26. This year AIMBE received a record number of nominations and so the selection process was more rigorous, which speaks to the remarkable accomplishments of Dr. Huang, Jackson Family Distinguished Professor and Director of the Closed-Loop Engineering for Advanced Rehabilitation (CLEAR) at the Joint BME Department at UNC Chapel Hill and NC State. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers and membership honors a very select group of the most accomplished in the fields of medical and biological engineering, who are expected to contribute to AIMBE’s critical mission of excellence and advocacy in biomedical engineering and medical innovation, enhancing and extending the lives of people all over the world. AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Nobel Prize, the Presidential Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation and many are also members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences.