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VUMC’s Smith elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

Feb. 24, 2022, 9:20 AM


by Leigh MacMillan

Seth Smith, PhD

Seth Smith, PhD, professor of Radiology & Radiological Sciences, has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Smith, who is also associate director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS), was selected for “contributions to developing advanced multiparametric MRI for translational applications and advocacy on behalf of first-generation scientists,” according to AIMBE.

The AIMBE College of Fellows includes the top 2% of medical and biological engineers in the United States. The College of Fellows’ more than 1,500 members are widely recognized for their contributions in research, industrial practice, at the bedside and/or in education, according to AIMBE.

Smith, who is also professor of Biomedical Engineering and Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, directs the VUIIS Human Imaging Core. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2009.

Smith’s research focuses on developing advanced quantitative MRI methods to study smaller and often less-studied structures of the human nervous system, such as the optic nerve, spinal cord and peripheral nerves, with emphasis on clinical translation in human disease.

Smith will be inducted during AIMBE’s virtual Annual Event March 25 along with 152 colleagues who make up the AIMBE Fellow Class of 2022. Other Vanderbilt faculty members being inducted this year include Christos Constantinidis, PhD, professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Zhaohua Ding, PhD, research professor of Electrical Engineering and core faculty of VUIIS.

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