Columbia University will confer the honorary degree at commencement exercises on Wednesday, May 16. Chien is University Professor of bioengineering and medicine at UC San Diego and Director of the UC San Diego Institute of Engineering in Medicine.
From the Columbia University press release:
Shu Chien, Doctor of Science: As a doctor, researcher and professor, Chien has made seminal contributions to fields of biology, medicine and engineering. His primary areas of research are cardiovascular physiology, molecular and cellular bioengineering, and stem cell regulation. He is the author of more than 500 peer-reviewed scientific articles and editor of 11 books. He has been a leader of numerous professional societies and the recipient of countless awards, including the National Medal of Science, which he received from President Obama in 2011.
Learn more about Chien's research in this Jacobs School of Engineering story celebrating his National Medal of Science.
In San Diego on April 13? Shu Chien is giving the Richard Skalak Memorial Lecture today, April 13 from 4-6 p.m. at the Calit2 Atkinson Hall. Register here