Wilbur A. Lam, MD, PhD, professor and W. Paul Bowers Research Chair, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named one of 100 new members elected to of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Election to the Academy 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, according to the NAM.
Lam’s extensive research work was recognized by the Academy’s election committee:
For outstanding contributions in point-of-care, home-based, and/or smartphone-enabled diagnostics that are changing the management of pediatric and hematologic diseases as well as development of microsystems technologies as research-enabling platforms to investigate blood biophysics. He also leads national/NIH efforts to assess diagnostic tests (including those for COVID-19) for the entire country.
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