The Bioelectromagnetics Society Newsletter May/June 20033
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of Vanderbilt Universit, Nashville, recently announced publicationof a book, “Magnetotherapy: Potential Therapeutic Benefits andAdverse Effects,” co-edited by Engström,
Michael J. McLean
Robert R. Holcomb
. It is available from Floating GalleryPress of New York.This multi-author volume on the topic of clinical use of magneticfields, mechanisms of action, and possible adverse effects drawson the expertise of many members of the BioelectromagneticsSociety and others familiar to the bioelectromagnetics researchcommunity, including
writ-ing on “Stress protein synthesis and enzyme reactions are stimu-lated by electromagnetic fields.” Other chapters include “Poten-tial risks of magnetic fields: Experimental studies onteratogenicity and carcinogenicity of static and extremely lowfrequency magnetic fields,” by
; “Electromag-netic fields and control of cell growth. Drugs, hormones, andhuman tumor cells: A summary of replication studies at five labo-ratories,” by
Robert P. Liburdy
; “Pulsing and static magneticfield therapeutics: from mechanisms to clinical applications,” by
Arthur A. Pilla
David J. Muehsam
; and “Enhancement of opioid analgesia in animal models: Fundamental basis for thedesign of clinical trials,” by
Frank S. Prato, Alex W. Thomas
Charles M. Cook.
More information is available on the Web at http://magnetotherapy.spellgen.comLin’s 1978 book, “Microwave Auditory Effects and Applica-tions” was the first American contribution in its field, and an-other book he co-authored in 1987 with Michaelson, “Biologi-cal Effects and Health Implications of RadiofrequencyRadiation,” has become a classic.Over the years, Lin has received many other professional andscientific awards and recognition for outstanding scholarshipand service. These include the IEEE Electromagnetic Com- patibility Transactions Prize Paper Award, CAPAMA Out-standing Leadership and Distinguished Service Awards, andthe University of Illinois-Chicago Best Advisor Award. He isa Fellow of the American Association for the Advancementof Science, the American Institute for Medical and BiologicalEngineering and IEEE.Lin has led or organized meetings for many scientific and pro-fessional groups, including not only BEMS but the URSI Com-mission on Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine (chair),IEEE COMAR (chair) and the U.S. National Council on Ra-diation Protection and Measurements’ SC 89-5, “BiologicalEffects and Exposure Criteria for Radiofrequency Electromag-netic Fields” (chair). He has served on many advisory commit-tees and panels, as well, for the Office of the U.S. President,the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Coun-cil, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation,and the Whitaker Foundation in the U.S., and the GuglielmoMarconi Foundation, Italy.He is currently the editor of the book series, “Advances in Elec-tromagnetic Fields in Living Systems,” and an editorial boardmember at
Microwave and Optical Technology Letters
The Microwave Journal.
He writes a popular column on “wirelesscommunication health and safety” appearing in four professionalmagazines, and has shared his expertise with the public on suchtopics as robotics, police radar and cell phones as a guest onradio talk shows in Chicago and the Midwest, on the DiscoveryChannel and for the British Broadcasting Corporation.At the University of Illinois, Lin has served as head of theBioengineering Department, Director of the Robotics and Auto-mation Laboratory, and Director of Special Projects in the Col-lege of Engineering. He also held an appointment as the NSCResearch Chair from 1993–1997. Lin is the author of more than140 journal papers, and author or editor of seven books.After beginning his higher education at Whitworth College inSpokane, Wash., he received the BS, MS and PhD (1971) de-grees in electrical engineering from the University of Washing-ton, Seattle. Lin’s academic career took him from teaching andresearch in Seattle, on to positions at Wayne State University inDetroit and finally at the University of Illinois-Chicago, wherehe has served as a professor of electrical engineering, bioengi-neering and physiology and biophysics since 1980.
– Compiled from University of Illinois-Chicago and other sources; photo courtesy of UIC
Lin Wins d’Arsonval Award, continued