Rashidi inducted as AIMBE Fellow

Dr. Parisa Rashidi was recently elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows! The College of Fellows is comprised of outstanding bioengineers in academia, industry and government, representing the top 2 % of medical and biological engineering professionals.

Rashidi was elected for her visionary leadership in Medical AI research and education, and benefitting patients in hospital and critical care settings.

Rashidi received her Ph.D. in computer science, emphasizing machine learning. She is an associate professor at the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida. She is also affiliated with the Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) and Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) departments. She is the director of the “Intelligent Health Lab” (i-Heal). Her research aims to bridge the gap between machine learning and patient care.

Her awards include:

  • Excellence in Leadership, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, 2022
  • J. Crayton Pruitt Family Term Fellow, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2020 – 2023
  • Mitchell Max Award Finalist, National Institute of Health (NIH), 2019
  • Excellence Award for Assistant Professors, University of Florida, 2019
  • Excellence Award for Assistant Professors, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, 2019
  • National Institute of Health (NIH), Trailblazer Award, 2019
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (NSF CAREER), 2018

To date, she has authored 160+ peer-reviewed publications including 70+ journal articles. She has chaired numerous workshops and symposiums on intelligent health systems and has served on the program committee of 20+ conferences. She has procured over $10M in extramural research funds as an individual investigator and has helped secure over $47M with collaborators as a team. Rashidi’s research has been supported by local, state, and federal grants, including awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIBIB, NCI, and NIGMS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

With this induction, Rashidi can expand her interests in advocacy and education regarding public policy and government funding.

AIMBE is the authoritative voice and advocates for the value of medical and biological engineering to society. AIMBE aims to recognize excellence, advance the public understanding, and accelerate medical and biological innovation. No other organization can bring together academic, industry, government, and scientific societies to form a highly influential community advancing medical and biological engineering. AIMBE’s mission drives advocacy initiatives into action on Capitol Hill and beyond.