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BME's Lena Ting Named AIMBE Fellow

Feb 1, 2016

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Lena Ting, Ph.D., Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Emory University and Georgia Institue of Technology, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Ting was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding accomplishments in neuromechanics of muscle coordination for locomotion and balance.

The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs, comprise the College of Fellows.

AIMBE Fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research, and innovation. AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Presidential Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation and many also are members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences.

A formal induction ceremony will be held during AIMBE’s 25th Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall in Washington, DC on April 4, 2016. Dr. Ting will be inducted along with 160 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2016. For more information about the AIMBE Annual Meet, please visit www.aimbe.org.

Dr. Ting's research focus is in neuromechanics of muscle coordination for locomotion and balance. Using a combination of musculoskeletal modeling and behavioral experiments in humans and animals, she studies interactions between neural sensorimotor systems and musculoskeletal biomechanics. The goal is to reveal general principles of muscle coordination for walking, with implications for rehabilitation and robotics.