News Release

February 19, 2009

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

UConn Health Center’s Jay Lieberman an AIMBE Fellow

Honor Recognizes Achievements in Medical, Biological Engineering

FARMINGTON, CONN. – The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering has inducted Dr. Jay R. Lieberman, director of the University of Connecticut Health Center’s New England Musculoskeletal Institute, into its College of Fellows.

Lieberman, professor and chairman of the UConn Health Center’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, was nominated for “significant and sustained contributions to understanding the biology of arthroplasty implants, and for innovative strategies for bone regeneration using gene therapy and materials science,” according to the AIMBE.

The honor puts Lieberman in the exclusive company of the top 2 percent of medical and biological engineers in their field, including distinguished professors, researchers and heads of engineering and medical schools at major universities, as well as entrepreneurs, directors of research and development, and corporate leaders.

“Dr. Lieberman has been and continues to be a major contributor to the advancement of the science of biomedical engineering,” says Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, the Health Center’s vice president for health affairs and dean of the UConn School of Medicine, himself an AIMBE fellow. “The work being done in Dr. Lieberman’s lab, as well as the translational research taking place at the New England Musculoskeletal Institute under his leadership, is of unquestionable benefit to the patients of today and tomorrow. This is a proud day for UConn Health Center, the New England Musculoskeletal Institute, and the University of Connecticut as a whole.”

More information about the New England Musculoskeletal Institute is available at More information about the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering is available at

Caption: Dr. Jay R. Lieberman, director of the New England Musculoskeletal Institute at the UConn Health Center, has been inducted as a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

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