Two Faculty Members Elected to BME Society Leadership

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Catherine Klapperich John White
Catherine Klapperich and John A. White

Two BME faculty members have been elected to leadership positions in the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), the field’s principal professional society.

Professor Catherine Klapperich (BME, MSE), associate dean for Research and Technology Development, will join the Board of Directors for a term spanning 2016-2019. The board is the main governing body of BMES and performs tasks ranging from electing an executive director to managing society resources and public image while maintaining accountability.

“It’s a great honor to participate in the leadership of BMES,” said Klapperich. “It gives us a great avenue to promote the field and engage in efforts to diversify and strengthen the pool of students and advanced trainees in biomedical engineering.”

Professor John A. White, chair of BME, was elected as the secretary for a term lasting from 2016-2018. The secretary is the chief communications officer of the society and serves on both the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.

“Out of six total leadership positions, the election of two members of our faculty reflects the esteem with which the department is held within the entire BME community,” said White.