Crystal S. Leach, director of industry collaborations in the Office of Research, has been inducted to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Leach was nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding leadership to advance innovative medical technologies and for longstanding commitment to diversity.
Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is composed of the top 2 percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering and medicine research, practice or education” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education.”
A formal induction ceremony was held April 9 during the AIMBE annual meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Leach was inducted along with 156 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2018.