Cynthia A. Reinhart-King, a nationally recognized cellular bioengineer, is the inaugural recipient of the Biomedical Engineering Society’s Mid-Career Award. Reinhart-King delivered the award lecture Saturday, Oct. 20, at the BMES 2018 Annual Meeting in Atlanta.
Reinhart-King received the 2010 Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award and she is the only person to have received two of three major awards from the BMES.
The mid-career award, established earlier this year, will be given annually to a BMES member to recognize meritorious achievements and leadership in biomedical engineering and significant involvement and sustained contributions to the BMES. A recipient also must have earned a doctorate no more than 20 years and no less than 10 years prior to award year. The award comes with an honorarium and travel funds.
Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, was named a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society in 2017. Her recent service to the BMES includes program chair of the 2016 Annual BMES Meeting, former co-chair of the National Meetings Committee, Secretary for the Society, and member of the Board of Directors, 2014-2017.