WASHINGTON, D.C.— The head of Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical and Translational Sciences Amy Wagoner Johnson has been elected to the prestigious American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Wagoner Johnson, who is also a professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for work in recruiting and advancing women and persons of color in academe and pioneering research in biomaterials and biomechanics. 

Amy Wagoner Johnson, Carle Illinois College of Medicine

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

Nobel Prize, 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 2022 Annual Event on March 25. Dr. Wagoner Johnson will be inducted along with 152 colleagues who make up the AIMBE Fellow Class of 2022.

AIMBE’s mission is to recognize excellence in, and advocate for, the fields of medical and biological engineering to advance society. Since 1991, AIMBE’s College of Fellows has led the way for technological growth and advancement in the fields of medical and biological engineering. AIMBE Fellows have helped revolutionize medicine and related fields to enhance and extend the lives of people all over the world. They have successfully advocated for public policies that have enabled researchers and business-makers to further the interests of engineers, teachers, scientists, clinical practitioners, and ultimately, patients. 

AIMBE Fellows are committed to giving back to the fields of medical and biological engineering through advocacy efforts and public policy initiatives that benefit the scientific community, as well as society at large. 

Editor’s note: For more information about the AIMBE Annual Event, please visit www.aimbe.org.