Truskey Named Editor-in-Chief of New Biomedical Engineering Journal

December 15, 2016

George Truskey, the R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering and senior associate dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, has been named the editor-in-chief of the new Elsevier journal Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering.

Launching in 2017, the journal “provides systematic and focused reviews of the latest developments in different areas of the field of biomedical engineering” through descriptions of recent trends and subjective opinions.

As editor-in-chief, Truskey will be responsible for appointing section editors who will commission reviews from authorities on selected topics to stimulate exchange of ideas amongst experts. Each issue will review two major themes to help bridge knowledge gaps between researchers, academics, clinicians, professionals and students with specializations in various sub-disciplines.

The themes that will be covered include: biomaterials, biomechanics and mechanobiology, biomedical imaging, the future of biomedical engineering, molecular and cellular engineering, neural engineering, novel biomedical technologies, and tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Two other Duke faculty members will also serve as editors. Charles Gersbach, the Rooney Family Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, will serve as editor of the section on molecular and cellular engineering. Warren Grill, the Edmund T. Pratt Professor of Biomedical Engineering, will serve as a member of the editorial board.

“I accepted the offer to become editor-in-chief of this journal because it represents an exciting opportunity to increase the impact of biomedical engineering,” said Truskey. “The Current Opinion journals are widely read topical reviews of the latest development in a research area that reach a wide audience. They are very useful to senior investigators as well as students.”