The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) announced its 2014 College of Fellows and Todd C. McDevitt, Ph.D., Carol Ann and David D. Flanagan Associate Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, was chosen among this year’s inductees.
AIMBE’s College of Fellows comprises a select group of about 1,500 members who have made significant and transformational contributions to medical and biological engineering. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country.
McDevitt’s research program is focused on engineering stem cell technologies, which represents efforts to transform the potential of stem cells into clinically viable and useful regenerative therapies and diagnostic tools. To date, McDevitt has been responsible for over $10 million of research funding and has mentored more than 30 pre- and postdoctoral trainees and advised over 50 undergraduate researchers. He has published over 50 articles in the top journals in his field and he has a number of local and national awards to his credit. McDevitt joined the BME department in 2004 and in 2010 was appointed as the director of Georgia Tech’s Stem Cell Engineering Center.
The nominations were peer reviewed by the College of Fellows Selection Committee, submitted for election, and approved by the votes of the entire College of Fellows to form AIMBE’s College of Fellows Class of 2014. McDevitt will be officially be inducted during AIMBE’s Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2014.