Academy Life Member Receives National Medal of Science

University of California Bioengineering Professor Shu Chien receives his medal from President Obama.

President Barack Obama named seven researchers as recipients of the 2011 National Medal of Science, among them Academy Life Member Shu Chien, University of California, San Diego. Chien was recognized "for pioneering work in cardiovascular physiology and bioengineering, which has had tremendous impact in the fields of microcirculation, blood rheology, and mechanotransduction in human health and disease."

"Each of these extraordinary scientists, engineers, and inventors is guided by a passion for innovation, a fearlessness even as they explore the very frontiers of human knowledge, and a desire to make the world a better place," said President Obama in his address. Chien and the other researchers received their awards at a White House ceremony in late October.