Hani Awad, Ph.D., Professor of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedics. As a member of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research (CMSR) at the University of Rochester, Awad has established a nationally recognized research program focused on musculoskeletal tissue engineering with emphasis on challenging clinical problems and translational solutions involving stem cells and biomaterials. Since 2009, he has been among the Top 75 National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded investigators in orthopaedic research according to analysis of the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. He has also been funded by numerous foundations such as the Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation (OREF), the WH Coulter Foundation, the Airlift/Aircast Foundation, the AO (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen) Trauma Foundation, and the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF).
Awad has authored more than 95 peer-reviewed publications, 4 book chapters, and more than 120 conference papers and proceedings. He has been invited to give over 35 lectures at various venues and institutions, nationally and internationally. Nationally, he received several honors including the Kappa Delta Award in 2007 from ORS/AAOS for his work on Functional Tissue Engineering for Tendon Repair, and has been recently (2015) inducted into the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE) College of Fellows.
Awad is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), the Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS), and the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS). Awad has served on numerous committees in these national societies, including a 3-year term on the Topics Chairs committee for the annual meeting of the ORS.
He is an academic editor at PLoS One and a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research. He reviews for numerous other scientific journals, in addition to being a standing member of the Skeletal Biology Structure and Regeneration (SBSR) Study Section of the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He frequently serves the Department of Defense (DOD) to evaluate grant applications solicited by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).