Dr. Brian Schmit, associate dean for research, professor of biomedical engineering, co-director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Center and director of the integrative neural engineering and rehabilitation laboratories, was inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.
Dr. Schmit was nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for his exemplary leadership in biomedical engineering through contributions to spinal cord injury and stroke rehabilitation research, education and service. Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinction accorded to a medical and biological engineer, comprising only the top 2 percent of medical and biological engineers.
A formal induction ceremony was held in April in Washington, D.C. Drs. Kristina Ropella, Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering, and Gerald Harris, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center, are also members of the AIMBE College of Fellows.