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Walter Block and Kevin Eliceiri
February 16, 2021

Block, Eliceiri elected AIMBE fellows

Written By: Tom Ziemer

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University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineering faculty Walter Block and Kevin Eliceiri have been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) prestigious College of Fellows.

Block, a professor, received the honor for his work on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology and techniques, including applying MRI to guide brain therapies. Eliceiri, an associate professor, was cited for his research on open-source imaging and image analysis tools. With their elections, 12 faculty members from the Department of Biomedical Engineering are AIMBE fellows.

Block and Eliceiri both hold dual appointments in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Medical Physics at UW-Madison and are members of the Carbone Cancer Center. Eliceiri is also the Retina Research Foundation Walter H. Helmerich Research Chair in the McPherson Eye Research Institute and an investigator at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the Center for Quantitative Cell Imaging in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education.

Block, Eliceiri and UW-Madison ophthalmology and visual sciences Professor David Gamm are among 174 new members elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows, which the organization describes as being made up of the top 2% of medical and biological engineers. They will be inducted during AIMBE’s 2021 annual event on March 26.