McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Affiliated Faculty Member Elected a Fellow of ASME
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Richard E. Debski, PhD, associate professor of bioengineering in the Swanson School of Engineering, as well as the director of the Robotics Group in the Musculoskeletal Research Center, University of Pittsburgh, was elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME.)
Dr. Debski is widely recognized for contributions to the field of shoulder biomechanics, including: the elucidation of the structure and function of the ligaments, tendons and capsule at the glenohumeral and acromioclavicular joints; and the effects of injuries and repair procedures on joint motion to improve diagnostic, repair, and rehabilitation protocols. He is a significant contributor to ASME as an associate editor of an ASME journal, and as the current vice-chair of the Bioengineering Division of the ASME Biosolids Technical Committee. He received the Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award and the Richard S. Skalak Best Paper Award, both from ASME. Dr. Debski received his bachelor of science and PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
“I am honored to be so recognized by my engineering peers,” Dr. Debski said. “It is a reflection upon my research and dedication to advancing shoulder biomechanics, and so I thank the Committee for electing me.”
To become a fellow, ASME members must have at least 10 years of active practice as well as 10 years of active corporate membership in the Society. To date, there are only 3,179 fellows of the over 117,000 members.
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