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NIBIB’s Tromberg Receives Awards

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NIBIB director Dr. Bruce Tromberg

NIBIB director Dr. Bruce Tromberg is among the 164 academic innovators recently named to the 2021 class of National Academy of Inventors (NAI) fellows. The 2021 fellows will be inducted at the 11th annual NAI meeting in June. 

The fellows program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. 

Tromberg specializes in the development of optics and photonics technologies for biomedical imaging and therapy. He has co-authored more than 450 publications and holds 24 patents in new technology development as well as bench-to-bedside clinical translation, validation and commercialization of devices.

Last month, Tromberg won the 2022 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award by the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE). The award recognizes outstanding lifetime contributions to the field of biomedical optics through development of innovative, high-impact technologies. The award particularly honors pioneering contributions to optical methods and devices that have facilitated advancements in biology or medicine. 

The award recognizes Tromberg’s high-impact translational research and overall leadership in the development of biophotonic technologies for diagnostics and therapeutics.

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