1999 ASME Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award

Bioengineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

The Bioengineering Division of ASME is soliciting nominations for the 1999
ASME Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award. The Bioengineering Division
established the Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award as a divisional award in
1985 and an ASME societal award in 1999 to encourage young investigators to
pursue research in Bioengineering by acknowledging recipients early in their
career for the quality of their research and their commitment to the field
of Bioengineering. The award is named in honor of Yuan Cheng Bertram Fung,
Ph.D., Professor of Bioengineering at the University of California, San
Diego. Professor Fung is considered by many to be the father of modern
bioengineering. Professor Fung is a long-standing member of ASME, and a
past recipient of the ASME H.R. Lissner Award for his outstanding
achievements in the field of Bioengineering.

Eligibility: Only candidates whose names have been submitted in nomination
will be considered for the award. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or
equivalent degree in any field of engineering, physics, medicine or life
sciences. Candidates must either have received their terminal degree within
7 years of their nomination for this award or be under 36 years of age on
June 1st of the year in which they are nominated.

Nominations: Nominations should be made using the standard printed form on
the back of this announcement. The nomination package should also include a
curriculum vitae of the nominee and a statement of the candidate's research
goals. The statement of goals should be limited to 2 pages. In addition, 5
letters of recommendation are required in support of the candidate. The
letters should provide evidence of the candidate's past research
accomplishments, future potential, and commitment to pursuing Bioengineering
research. Ten copies of the candidate's package, including curriculum
vitae, letters of recommendation, and the nomination form should be prepared
and forwarded to the Chair of the ASME Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award
Selection Committee for review by the BED Honors Committee.

Deadline: All copies of the nomination package must be received no later
than February 1, 1999.

Send nominations and inquiries to:

Peter A. Torzilli, Ph.D.
Chair, Fung Award Committee
Laboratory for Soft Tissue Research
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Web information: www.asme.org/divisions/bed/&hot_type=technical

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Nomination Form
1999 ASME Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award

Date: _____________________

To: Chair, 1999 ASME Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Selection Committee,
Bioengineering Division, ASME

Dear Chair,
It is my belief that ________________________________________ is a
young investigator who is committed to pursuing research in Bioengineering
and has demonstrated significant potential to make substantial contributions
to the field of Bioengineering.

____________________________________ ____________________________________
(printed name of nominator) (signature of nominator)

Address of nominator:

Telephone: ________________________ FAX: ______________________________

Please fill in the following information regarding your nominee:

Full Name: _________________________________ Date of Birth:

Business or College Address:

Telephone: ________________________ FAX: ______________________________

List below the names of three persons who are familiar with the candidate's
work and who you have asked to serve as a reference regarding the
accomplishments and potential of the nominee.
(1) _________________________________________________
(2) _________________________________________________
(3) _________________________________________________
(4) _________________________________________________
(5) _________________________________________________

On a separate sheet, please describe the nominee's accomplishments and
commitment to Bioengineering. Attach the supporting letters and other

Please submit ten copies of this form together with the other nomination

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