Louis J. Soslowsky, the Fairhill Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been chosen by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to receive the H.R. Lissner Medal. The Medal recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of bioengineering and is widely viewed as the highest honor in the bioengineering community.
Dr. Soslowsky, who is also associate dean for research integration and the founding director of the Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, was chosen “for outstanding contributions toward the understanding, prevention, and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries to tendinous [tendon] and ligamentous [ligament] tissues; and for internationally recognized leadership in the biomechanics community.”
Dr. Soslowsky is an expert in orthopaedic bioengineering and functional tissue engineering whose research focuses on soft connective tissue and joint mechanics, seeking to identify the causes of tendon and ligament injury, healing, repair, and regeneration. He also studies shoulder joint mechanics, examining relationships between tissue injury and joint loading in normal and abnormal states.
Dr. Soslowsky will deliver a plenary lecture and receive his award at the World Congress of Biomechanics in Dublin, Ireland this summer.
The H. R. Lissner Award is named in honor of professor H. R. Lissner of Wayne State University for his pioneering work in biomechanics, which began in 1939.