Jeffrey L. Duerk, dean of the Case School of Engineering, was elected by his colleagues in the College of Fellows in the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) to serve as a member of the organization’s Board of Directors as a director-at-large.
AIMBE is a nonprofit organization representing the top 2 percent of researchers and scholars in the field. Founded in 1991, the organization serves as an advocate for public policy issues related to improving lives through medical and biological engineering.
As director-at-large, Duerk will help set strategic priorities for AIMBE and direct the course of the organization’s future.
Duerk has served in a number of key leadership positions in professional organizations during his career, including as president of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), chair of the 2004 ISMRM Program Committee (Kyoto, Japan), treasurer of the ISMRM, editor-in-chief of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and member of the ISMRM Board of Trustees and a 2011 recipient of its Silver Medal.
He also served in leadership roles through societies of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), AIMBE, ISMRM and the National Academy of Inventors. Duerk also is member of the inaugural class of Distinguished Researchers of the Academy of Radiology Research.