National society bestows fellowship on CCNY biomed engineering expert Mitchell Schaffler

Mitchell B.  Schaffler, the Wallace H. Coulter and CUNY Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The City College of New York, is now a Fellow of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR).

The honor recognizes long-term ASBMR members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of bone and mineral science. Fellows are nominated by their peers, followed by evaluation and selection by a review committee.

Schaffler, who is also chair of biomedical engineering in City College’s Grove School of Engineering, has authored hundreds of peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and conference proceedings. His work has been cited more than 18,500 times.

His research interests include:

  • Bone biomechanics;
  • Skeletal fragility and aging;
  • Bone physiology; and  
  • Osteoporosis.

With a worldwide membership of approximately 4,000, ASBMR is a professional, scientific and medical society established to bring together clinical and experimental scientists who are involved in the study of bone and mineral metabolism. Schaffler will be recognized at the ASBMR annual meeting, Sept. 20-23, in Orlando, Florida.

The membership comprises basic research scientists, and clinical investigators in bone and mineral metabolism and related fields along with physicians and other healthcare practitioners. Their interests range from   biomechanics, cell biology, molecular biology and dentistry to developmental biology, endocrinology, epidemiology, internal medicine, metabolism and molecular genetics. Read more here.

About the Grove School of Engineering
CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering celebrates a century of educating engineers this year. Originally established as the School of Technology in 1919, it evolved to the School of Engineering in 1962 and was renamed The Grove School of Engineering in 2005 in honor of alumnus Andrew S. Grove, whose $26 million gift to the institution that year is the largest in CCNY’s history. A distinguished member of CCNY’s Class of 1960, Grove was a founder and former chairman of Intel Corp, one of the world’s leading producers of semiconductor chips. Today, the Grove School remains the only public school of engineering in the heart of New York City.  

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its role at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility indexThis measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.2% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight professional schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself.  View CCNY Media Kit.

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