Yale professor named 2004 Biomedical Engineering Society Distinguished Lecturer

October 22, 2004

New Haven, Conn. -- W. Mark Saltzman, Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, at Yale was named the Biomedical Engineering Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2004, the Society's highest award.

Saltzman's lecture, "Positioning the Dose: Biomedical Engineers and Molecular Medicine" opened the annual meeting of the Society October 14 in Philadelphia.

Saltzman's research focuses on creating safer and more effective medical and surgical therapies based on tissue engineering and on developing methods for drug delivery. His group has fashioned biocompatible polymeric materials for the controlled delivery of drugs, proteins, and genes, and they have created polymer implants to promote the regeneration of diseased and traumatized tissues in the nervous system and to enhance the survival of transplanted cells and tissues.

The annual award recognizes originality, leadership and outstanding achievement in the science and practice of biomedical engineering and consists of a plaque, a $1000 honorarium and travel expenses. An important function of the lecture was to critically review a field of biomedical engineering and offer a vision of its future.

Saltzman received his B.S. with distinction from Iowa State University and his M.S. and Ph.D in Chemical Engineering and Medical Engineering, respectively, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior being appointed the Goizueta Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Yale, he served on the faculties of Johns Hopkins and Cornell Universities. He has authored two textbooks and over 100 peer-reviewed articles.

Among his many previous awards, Saltzman received the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award, the Allan C. Davis Medal as Maryland's Outstanding Young Engineer, the Controlled Release Society Young Investigator Award, the Professional Progress in Engineering Award from Iowa State University and, the Britton Chance Distinguished Lecturer in Engineering and Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also received awards for teaching from Johns Hopkins and Cornell.and was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Biological and Medical Engineers.
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