The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) inducted Elizabeth S. Burnside, MD, MPH, professor of radiology, associate dean and deputy director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, to its College of Fellows.

Burnside was nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to the development of evidence-based algorithms to improve breast cancer detection and diagnosis.

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Elizabeth Burnside

Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows comprises the top two percent of medical and biological engineers.

College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education."

A formal induction ceremony was held during the AIMBE Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC on April 9. Burnside was inducted along with 156 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2018.