Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute (BCHSI) Faculty affiliates Katie Pollard and Duan Xu have been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows, Class of 2021. This is among one of the highest professional distinctions given to medical and biological engineers.
Dr. Pollard is a Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Director of the Gladstone Institute of Data Science and Biotechnology, and serves on the BCHSI Executive Committee. Her election as an AIMBE Fellow recognizes her pioneering development and application of novel statistical tools for studying genomic data. She and her team share these tools as open-source software that is now used by researchers around the world, enabling advancements in bioengineering and beyond.
Dr. Xu is a professor in residence at UCSF Radiology and leads the Imaging Research for Neurodevelopment Laboratory UCSF Parnassus and Mission Bay. He was nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows based on his outstanding contributions and leadership in the development of innovative pediatric MR imaging techniques advancing healthcare for children.
Congratulations to our faculty for their well-deserved recognition!