Pamela K. Woodard, MD, the Hugh Monroe Wilson Professor for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). AIMBE’s College of Fellows is limited to the top 2% of medical and biological engineers and are those who are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research and innovation.
Woodard — also a professor of biomedical engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering and MIR’s senior vice chair and division director of radiology research facilities — was nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows. Woodard’s contributions to medical imaging and translational research are numerous, particularly her cardiovascular work. She was a principal investigator of a landmark trial that established a new standard of care for diagnosing blood clots in the lungs, and she led a team that developed a PET radiotracer that detects a protein associated with plaques that may be unstable and prone to causing sudden major problems, such as a heart attack or stroke.
Woodard and 152 engineers — including McKelvey School of Engineering colleagues Quing Zhu, PhD, also a professor of radiology, and Shantanu Chakrabartty, PhD — will be inducted in a virtual ceremony on March 25.
Read more on the McKelvey School of Engineering’s website.