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Martha BidezMartha Bidez, Ph.D. served as president/CEO of BioEchoes, Inc., a biomedical engineering service and consultancy firm specializing in the fields of system safety, technology transfer, and adult education and training. She earned her BS in mechanical engineering and MS in biomedical engineering from UAB in 1985 before obtaining her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering in 1987.

In 1996, Dr. Bidez founded BioHorizons, a dental implant company that became a world-wide leader in the dental implant industry and sold in 2006.

Dr. Bidez was an inaugural inductee into the Alabama Women Business Owners Hall of Fame in 2003, and in 2011, she was named by the American Society of Safety Engineers as one of 100 Women who have made the greatest contributions to global safety.  She also appeared on ABC’s 20/20 program to address the issues of child auto safety.

Dr. Bidez is a member of the inaugural UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 class of 2013