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Kelly Stevens, PhD, assistant professor of Bioengineering and Laboratory Medicine & Pathology at UW School of Medicine, was named as one of 22 early- to mid-career leaders nationwide selected by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (SEM) for the 2021-2023 New Voices Cohort, an initiative launched in 2018 to engage diverse perspectives on the convening and advisory functions of the National Academies.

Stevens’ research is at the intersection of biofabrication and regenerative biology, the Stevens lab develops technologies to map and assemble artificial human organs. Stevens has received awards for this work such as the NIH New Innovator Award, BMES CMBE Rising Star Award, John Tietze Stem Cell Scientist Award, Keck Foundation Award, and Gree Scholar Award. Her work in 3D bioprinting and organ mapping has been spotlighted by over 500 media outlets worldwide.

Stevens also co-founded and co-leads a nationwide coalition of roughly 400 scientists and engineers working to dismantle racial and ethnic inequities in the Academy. This coalition’s first effort generated the Fund Black Scientists movement, which refocused attention on racial funding disparity in biomedical research.

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