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Meyer Elected President of U.S. Society for Biomaterials

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: May 26, 2004

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Anne E. Meyer, director of the University at Buffalo site of the National Science Foundation-sponsored Industry/University Center for Biosurfaces, has been elected president of the U.S. Society for Biomaterials, a scientific research society with approximately 1,500 members from academia, industry and government agencies.

Meyer was elected to the position at the seventh World Biomaterials Congress, held May 17-21 in Sydney, Australia.

She has been active in the society for the past eight years, serving as secretary/treasurer, secretary/treasurer-elect, and member-at-large, as well as bylaws chair and officer of several of the society's special interest groups.

She holds academic appointments in UB's Biomaterials Graduate Program, the Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences in the School of Dental Medicine, the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the Biomedical Engineering Center in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Meyer was a member, and then chair, of the National Institutes of Health special study sections for biomaterials and bioengineering (1991-2001), and served on NSF bioengineering review panels (1995-2000). She serves on the editorial board of Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Applied Biomaterials and is the North American regional editor for the journal Biofouling. She is author or co-author of more than 60 peer-reviewed journal publications and book chapters, and more than 80 peer-reviewed proceedings papers and abstracts.

Prior to joining the UB research staff in 1986, she was head of the Surface Science Section of Calspan Corp., currently Veridian Engineering in Buffalo.

Meyer is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and received the Society for Biomaterials' C. William Hall Award in 2002. In addition to the Society for Biomaterials and AIMBE, she is a member of the American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, International Association for Dental Research and The Adhesion Society.

She holds a doctorate in prosthetic materials from Lund University in Sweden and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Potsdam State College.

She resides in Eggertsville.