Engineering professor elected to Institute of Medicine

By Staff

Kristi Anseth, a University of Colorado at Boulder distinguished professor and the Tisone Professor in chemical and biological engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Anseth, who also is an associate professor of surgery at the University of Colorado Denver and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, is among 65 new members and five foreign associates announced Monday by the institute. Membership in the Institute of Medicine recognizes people who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

The institute was established by the National Academy of Sciences in 1970. At least one-quarter of its membership is selected from outside of health professions. CU-Boulder distinguished professors Tom Cech of chemistry and biochemistry, and Jane Menken of sociology also are members, along with 11 faculty members at the University of Colorado Denver.

Anseth received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering at CU-Boulder in 1994 and was a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the CU faculty in 1996.

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