McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Eni Halilaj, PhD, received the Post-Doctoral Young Scientist Award from the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB).  This award recognizes early achievements by promising young scientists who are within five years of receiving their PhD. Selection is based upon the scientific quality of the submitted material. The awardee must attend the annual ASB meeting to present their work in a special awards session. It is expected that the awardee will submit a full-length manuscript for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics. The award consists of an engraved plaque, a check for $500, and a waiver of conference fees for the annual ASB meeting.

At Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Dr. Halilaj is an assistant professor in mechanical engineering, with joint appointments in Biomedical Engineering and the Robotics Institute. She also holds an appointment in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Halilaj obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Brown University. Before joining CMU in 2018, she was a distinguished postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Mobilize Center—an NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Center. She currently directs the CMU Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Lab, an interdisciplinary group of mechanical engineers, bioengineers, and computer scientists seeking to advance precision rehabilitation in orthopaedics. Their experimental, computational, and clinical research, primarily on osteoarthritis, integrates wearable technologies, medical imaging, and machine learning.

Congratulations, Dr. Halilaj!

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