Dr. Shu Chien Receives the Roger Revelle Medal

June 19, 2014

Shu Chien is widely known as an 

exceptional researcher, instructor, mentor and citizen of the university and his professional community.”

Shu Chien

 in the study of how blood flow and pressure affect blood vessels. His research has led to the development of better diagnostic tests and treatments for atherosclerosis as well as other diseases. Chien played a crucial role in forming the Jacobs School’s department of bioengineering and building it into a world-class institution that is ranked No. 1 for biomedical engineering by the National Research Council. As director of the UC San Diego Institute of Engineering in Medicine, he is leading efforts to further strengthen research and educational collaborations between all departments of the Jacobs School of Engineering, the School of Medicine and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy. Chien is one of only a handful of scholars who are members of all three U.S. national institutes—the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine. He has served in Shu Chien received the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama in 2011 in recognition of his contributions in the field of cardiovascular physiology and bioengineering. A UC San Diego professor of bioengineering and medicine, Chien is a world leader

leadership positions in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and other professional societies