Vanderbilt University’s Cynthia Reinhart-King Will Lead the Biomedical Engineering Society

Vanderbilt University’s Cynthia Reinhart-King is president-elect of the Biomedical Engineering Society, the professional home for biomedical engineering and bioengineering faculty that serves more than 5,000 members. Professor Reinhart-King will serve one year as president-elect, two years as the society’s president, and one year as past president.

“As president, I will be fiscally responsible and socially-minded,” Professor Reinhart-King said after being named president-elect of the society. “I am drawn to building consensus, and I am not afraid to explore new ideas to arrive at a better outcome. We also are in a terrific window of having robust membership, with many members who are eager to get involved with the society’s activities, and a national lens on science and scientists.”

Dr. Reinhart-King is a cancer researcher and leader in bioengineering. She is the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, a professor of biomedical engineering, and director of the department’s graduate studies. Professor Reinhart-King is a cellular bioengineer whose seminal work on extracellular matrices has contributed to a breakthrough in understanding tumor formation. The citations of her cellular bioengineering research number in the thousands.

Dr. Reinhart-King joined the Vanderbilt School of Engineering faculty in early 2017 after 10 years on the faculty of Cornell University. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds a Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania.


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