Savio L-Y. Woo, distinguished university professor emeritus of bioengineering in Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering, has been appointed as a standing member of the National Health Research Institute Scientific Council in Taiwan beginning in 2021.
Established in 1995 by the Taiwan government, the National Health Research Institutes is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to the enhancement of medical research and the improvement of health care in Taiwan.
This election reflects Woo’s pioneering research in the field of bioengineering and his more than 50 years of translational research in the healing and repair of tissues.
“Professor Woo is a world-renowned researcher in the musculoskeletal biomechanics and tissue engineering arena, and we have been fortunate to have him as a member of our department for three decades,” said Sanjeev Shroff, distinguished professor and Gerald E. McGinnis Chair of Bioengineering at Pitt. “We have benefited significantly from his uncanny ability to identify important new research questions and his outstanding mentorship of students and young faculty. I am certain that these talents will serve him well in his new endeavor.”