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Dzirasa Elected Member of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Elected for pioneering neuroscience and diversity advocacy

Duke professor and clinician Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D., has been inducted into the class of 2023 of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Dr. Dzirasa, the K. Ranga Rama Krishnan associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at Duke, was inducted alongside 140 colleagues who make up the College of Fellows Class of 2023.

Dr. Dzirasa was elected by members of the College of Fellows “for his pioneering work in understanding the electrical patterns that underlie mental health disorders and his advocacy for inclusive science.”

The AIMBE College of Fellows recognizes scientists 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."

AIMBE is a non-profit professional organization that advocates for the value of medical and biological engineering to society. Its mission is to recognize excellence, advance public understanding, and accelerate medical and biological innovation, in part through working with U.S. and state government agencies.

A formal induction ceremony was held during the annual AIMBE event in Arlington, VA on March 27, 2023. Dr. Dzirasa joins a group of more than 2000 AIMBE Fellows, which includes 3 Nobel Prize laureates.