2019 Shu Chien Award

The 2019 Shu Chien Achievement Award
Application Information


The BMES CMBE Shu Chien Achievement Award is a dedicated BMES Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) Special Interest Group (SIG) award.  

This Award is bestowed upon an individual who has demonstrated meritorious contributions to the field of cellular and molecular bioengineering.  These contributions will include groundbreaking scientific advances in the field of cell and molecular bioengineering, the development of programs to support this emerging field, and the mentoring and training of the next generation of scientists working in our field. Learn more about the 2018 award recipient.

Professor Shu Chien, MD, PhD, past President of the BMES, is well recognized as one of the foremost pioneers and educators in   biomedical engineering world-wide. His vision and leadership to integrate biomedical engineering with cardiovascular physiology and molecular cell biology have greatly impacted the field of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.

Professor Chien's research has substantially extended our understanding of how blood flow regulates interactions between the blood stream, blood cells and the arterial walls, and is also relevant to many other types of cells, e.g., stem cells and cancer cells. He has discovered how mechanical forces regulate gene expression to control cell growth, migration and death.

Professor Chien is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He won the US National Medal of Science in 2011. In addition to his outstanding scholarly work, Professor Chien has nurtured and trained numerous fellows and students, many of whom have become leaders in variousacademic and industrial fields. As such, Professor Chien is a role model who is beloved and admired by generations of scientists. To honor his many achievements in the field, this annual achievement award is dedicated to recognizing and honoring an individual who has made great contributions to Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.
Award Application Requirements
  • Application form, nominee’s curriculum vitae, resume or a short bio, and three letter(s) of support.
  • The Award Committee from the BMES CMBE SIG will screen the nominations, critically evaluate the nominees' records, and submit a rank ordered list of the top nominees to the BMES CMBE SIG Chair. The Chair and the CMBE SIG Council will select the awardee and obtain final approval from the BMES Awards Committee and the executive Committee. 
  • Applicants must be a BMES member in good standing.
Award and Honorarium

This award will consist of a plaque, complimentary registration for the CMBE annual conference, and an honorarium of $1,000.

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