Biomedical Engineering Professor Elected as Fellow of the American Heart Association

Morten Jensen
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Morten Jensen

Morten Jensen, associate professor of biomedical engineering, was recently awarded the title of Fellow of the American Heart Association. In a letter from the leadership chair of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, Dr. Elizabeth McNally, wrote that Jensen was recognized for his scientific and professional accomplishments, volunteer leadership and service to the AHA.

The prestigious AHA Fellowships are awarded to physicians, scientists and other healthcare professionals with a particularly productive career in advancing the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The fellowship comes with the right, privilege and entitlement to use the designation FAHA, recognizing the selection to be in "the world's most eminent organization of cardiovascular and stroke professionals."

"I am honored by this recognition," Jensen said. "Our work in collaboration with clinicians and colleagues in Arkansas, the United States and beyond helped me towards this. My focus is to advance medical procedures and devices to improve treatment of patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. In addition, educating not just students, but also the public, about the importance of our work is one of the top priorities for the AHA."

Raj R. Rao, professor and head of biomedical engineering, said that this national recognition for Jensen signifies the importance of Jensen's research. "I am pleased about Dr. Jensen's election as an AHA Fellow," Rao said. "We encourage our faculty to research ideas and technologies that are of interest to them. Over the years, Dr. Jensen has demonstrated his dedication to creating solutions and devices for cardiovascular surgeries. This recognition indicates that his peers and professional organizations recognize the excellent research to which he strives," Rao concluded.

To learn more about Jensen's research, visit the Cardiovascular Biomechanics Laboratory's website:

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Department of Biomedical Engineering

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