Petit Institute executive director honored for leadership in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
Petit Institute Executive Director Bob Guldberg recently was named an International Fellow of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (FTERM) at the TERMIS World Congress.
The honor was established as a way to recognize individuals who have shaped the global field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERMIS stands for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society).
“It’s a great honor to be selected as a Fellow of TERMIS,” says Guldberg, professor in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. “I must say I felt a bit old when I realized I had attended many of the early meetings during the formative days of the society.”
TERMIS was created through the consolidation of several smaller societies, says Guldberg, who credits the organization’s founding fellows for their vision in aligning their interests, “to create TERMIS as a global organization.”
The TERMIS World Congress is held every three years. At each of these meetings, five or six new Fellows are selected. Guldberg received his honor at the World Congress held Sept. 8-11 in Boston.
It was the second consecutive World Congress in which someone from the Georgia Institute of Technology was so honored. Bob Nerem, founding director of the Petit Institute, became a Fellow at the 2012 event in Vienna, Austria.
“Probably the greatest benefit that TERMIS has provided to me, in addition to being an intellectual home for my research, is the huge number of people from around the world that have become friends and colleagues through the society,” Guldberg says. “For that I will always be grateful.”
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