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David Meaney: Solomon R. Pollack Professor of Bioengineering

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July 12, 2011, Volume 58, No. 01

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Penn Engineering has announced David F. Meaney as the Solomon R. Pollack Professor of Bioengineering.

Dr. Meaney joined the Penn Engineering faculty in 1993 after receiving a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and MS and PhD degrees in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. His current research focuses on understanding the mechanical cues that regulate injury, repair, and growth in cells and tissues of the central nervous system. Applications of the work include understanding the causes and treatments for traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. He holds a secondary appointment in the department of neurosurgery within the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn. Dr. Meaney serves as the chair of the department of bioengineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

The author of numerous journal and conference publications, Dr. Meaney’s work has appeared in a broad spectrum of venues, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Clinical Neurology, the Journal of Neuroscience, and the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. He has received numerous awards including the William J. Stickel Gold Award, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the John Paul Stapp Award, and the Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award in the field of bioengineering.

The Pollack chair was established by daughter Andrea Pollack and son-in-law Adam Usdan in honor and recognition of Solomon R. Pollack’s groundbreaking and transformational contributions to the department of bioengineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Almanac - July 12, 2011, Volume 58, No. 01