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Xiaoling Li inducted into biomedical engineering elite

Apr 4, 2016

Xiaoling Li, professor of pharmaceutics and associate dean of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at University of the Pacific, was inducted today into the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

The prestigious honor is reserved for the top 2 percent of medical and biological engineers in the country.

The induction ceremony took place today during AIMBE's 25th Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall in Washington, DC.

Li was nominated, reviewed and elected by his peers for his outstanding contributions to novel drug delivery systems and contemporary pedagogy in pharmaceutical sciences.

Li earned a Ph.D. in pharmaceutics from the University of Utah and completed two years of post-doctoral training at Ciba-Geigy Corporation, now known as Novartis, before joining the Pacific pharmacy faculty in 1993.

He is actively involved in the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), the Controlled Release Society, the American Chinese Pharmaceutical Association and the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Association.

In 2015 Li received the AAPS Outstanding Educator Award, bestowed on individuals who have made extensive contributions to the teaching of pharmaceutical sciences.

He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers/book chapters/review articles and more than 150 abstracts, and has been invited to present at more two dozen national and international conferences.

The AIMBE College of Fellows comprises the most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs from throughout the United States.

AIMBE fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research, and innovation. Members have been awarded the Presidential Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation, and many also are members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences.

About the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
AIMBE's mission is to recognize excellence in, and advocate for, the fields of medical and biological engineering in order to advance society. Since 1991, AIMBE's College of Fellows has led the way for technological growth and advancement in the fields of medical and biological engineering. Fellows have helped revolutionize medicine and related fields in order to enhance and extend the lives of people all over the world. They have also successfully advocated for public policies that have enabled researchers and business leaders to further the interests of engineers, teachers, scientists, clinical practitioners, and ultimately, patients. For more information, visit:

About University of the Pacific
Established in 1851 as the first chartered institution of higher education in California, University of the Pacific prepares students for professional and personal success through rigorous academics, small classes, and a supportive and engaging culture. Widely recognized as one of the most beautiful private university campuses in the West, the Stockton Campus offers more than 80 majors in seven schools. The university's distinctive Northern California footprint also includes its San Francisco Campus, home to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and new graduate programs in health, food and technology fields, and Sacramento Campus, home to the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and new graduate programs in health, education, business and public policy. For more information, visit

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