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CHBE Alumnus and Lehigh Trustee Dr. Michael Yaszemski elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Michael Yaszemski (Lehigh CHBE BS'1977, MS'1978) has been elected to the US National Academy of Medicine. Election to the National Academy of Medicine is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service in medicine.

Dr. Yaszemski is the John and Posy Krehbiel Endowed Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn. He received his BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering at Lehigh in 1977 and 1978 and worked under the supervision of Dr. Mohamed El-Aasser for his MS thesis entitled "The Preparation And Characterization Of A Vinyl Acetate- Diallylamine Copolymer Latex To Be Used As An Immunological Reagent". Subsequently, he completed his MD degree at Georgetown University and his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering at MIT under the supervision of Dr. Robert Langer.

Dr. Yaszemski leads the Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Laboratory at Mayo Clinic and focuses his research on development of biodegradable scaffold polymers to support bone regeneration and spinal cord regeneration using tissue engineering strategies. Dr. Yaszemski is a member of Lehigh's Board of Trustees.

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Dr Michael Yaszemski (Lehigh ChBE BS'1977, MS'1978) received one of the highest honors in health and medicine by being elected to the US National Academy of Medicine. (Photo courtesy of the Mayo Clinic)

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