Brown Elected into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
On September 7, 2018, Florida Inventors Hall of Fame (FIHF) recognized and welcomed seven inventors into this year’s class. All inductees are selected through a peer nomination process. They can come from any field, but must be a named inventor on a U.S. patent and are currently or have been a Florida resident. The FIHF “honors and celebrates inventors whose achievements have advanced the quality of life for Floridians, and impacted our state and nation” (FIHF website).
Included in this year’s inductees is Dr. Emery Brown, Director of Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology Program, Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and of Computational Neuroscience and Professor of Health Science and Technology at MIT, and Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. According to the FIHF’s website, Brown, raised in Ocala, Florida, was recognized for his “significant contributions to the advancement of the science and practice of anesthesiology, enabling physicians to accurately monitor and safely control the state of patients under anesthetic.” Brown currently holds 3 U.S. patents. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards and fellowships, and a member of several national academies. He has served on IPAM’s Science Advisory Board since 2016.