Lance Kam and Nadeen Chahine Elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

Mar 27 2023 | By Harry Kelso

Two professors from Columbia Engineering have been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows, Lance C. Kam and Nadeen O. Chahine. Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows comprises the top two percent of medical and biological engineers, according to AIMBE.

Professor Kam is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences and Director of the Microscale Biocomplexity Lab. He was elected “for outstanding contributions to understanding of how physical, biomolecular, and spatial cues drive the function of living cells.” 

Professor Chahine is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering (in Orthopedic Surgery) and Associate Director of Carroll Laboratories for Orthopedic Surgery. She was elected “for pioneering interdisciplinary contributions to intervertebral disc mechanobiology, inflammation and biomarkers and advancing the understanding on diversity in medicine.” 

Professors Chahine and Kam now join a highly decorated community. AIMBE Fellows are among the most distinguished medical and biological engineers including 3 Nobel Prize laureates, 17 Fellows having received the Presidential Medal of Science and/or Technology and Innovation, and 205 also inducted to the National Academy of Engineering, 105 inducted to the National Academy of Medicine and 43 inducted to the National Academy of Sciences.

From left to right: Nadeen O. Chahine, X. Edward Guo, and Lance C. Kam at the 2023 AIMBE Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.


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