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CCNY’s Marom Bikson Elected to Elite Medical and Bio Engineering Group

Dr. Marom Bikson, a biomedical engineering professor at CCNY, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows.

Dr. Marom Bikson, professor of biomedical engineering in The City College of New York's Grove School of Engineering, will be inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering's (AIMBE) College of Fellows Monday, March 16, in Washington, D.C. The ceremony will be held during AIMBE's 2015 annual meeting at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall.

Bikson was nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows "for outstanding contributions in the area of neuromodulation and the specific field of transcranial direct current stimulation of the brain." 

He joins the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country that make up the College of Fellows. They are the most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators and successful entrepreneurs. 

Bikson leads a research group that studies the effects of electricity on the human body and applies this knowledge toward the development of medical devices called "electroceuticals." His lab has developed or validated new technology that is in use in over 200 medical centers around the country and world. 

In addition, Bikson is the co-founder of Soterix Medical Inc., a company developing tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation) therapies for depression, pain, and other neuropsychiatric disorders. He also consults for the biomedical devices industry, including Boston Scientific Inc. and Thync Inc. The latter recently sponsored a trial at City College for a revolutionary smart-phone enabled device that produced calming effects.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture;the School of Education;the Grove School of Engineering;the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.

 

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