Professor honored for outstanding contributions to field of biomedical engineering

April 16, 2018

By Alex Branch

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Rita Patterson, PhD, a UNT Health Science Center Professor, has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows, one of the highest professional distinctions for medical and biological engineers.

Dr. Patterson was recognized for outstanding translational research in wrist biomechanics, collaborative opportunities across educational backgrounds and exemplary service to the bioengineering field.

Dr. Patterson, a biomedical engineer, has focused much of her research on collaborations with hand surgeons and therapists to investigate the biomechanics of the wrist and upper extremities. She also applies her knowledge of engineering techniques to the study of the spine, knee joints and many other aspects of the human musculoskeletal system.

At UNTHSC, she serves as Director of Research for the Department of Manipulative Medicine and Director of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Physical Medicine Core Research Facility.

The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. It honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education.”

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