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Weili Lin, PhD, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Lin was cited for his outstanding contributions to the development and translation of MR functional neuroimaging.

Lin is director of the UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center and Dixie Lee Boney Soo Distinguished Professor of Neurological Sciences in the UNC School of Medicine. He is also professor and vice chair of research for the department of radiology and professor of biomedical engineering, neurology and pharmacy, as well as a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Lin joins 106 Fellows for 2012, nominated and elected by their peers to become members of the College of Fellows. The College of Fellows, comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country, includes engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs.

These Fellows fulfill AIMBE’s mission of providing leadership and advocacy in medical and biological engineering for the advancement of society.

“The 107 inductees consist of some of the most talented and influential members of our field,” said Kenneth Lutchen, AIMBE President and Dean of Engineering at Boston University. “It is both a pleasure and an honor to welcome the Class of 2012 to our College of Fellows.”

A formal induction ceremony will be held during AIMBE’s 21st Annual Event in Washington, D.C. on February 20th, 2012.

Since 1991, the College of Fellows has led the way for technological growth and advancement in the fields of medical and biological engineering. Fellows have helped revolutionize medicine and related fields in order to enhance and extend the lives of people all over the world. They have also successfully advocated for public policies that have enabled researchers and business-makers to further the interests of engineers, scientists, and ultimately, patients.