Bidez named Educator of the Year

martha_bidezMartha Warren Bidez, Ph.D., professor and director of the Advanced Safety Engineering and Management graduate track in the UAB School of Engineering, has been named System Safety Society’s Educator of the Year for 2011.

“Dr. Bidez is being honored for her outstanding achievement in safety education,” says Anthony Burno, operational vice president, System Safety Society. “I am honored to award Dr. Bidez for her development and implementation of the Advanced Safety Engineering and Management graduate program within the University of Alabama at Birmingham.”

Bidez is an internationally renowned biomedical engineer, entrepreneur and system-safety consultant. She has more than 29 years of experience in serious injury investigation in the field, scientific research and teaching at the UAB School of Engineering and technology transfer within the health-care sector. She is a National Leadership Fellow of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Bidez also was named one of the top 100 women in safety engineering by the American Society of Safety Engineers’ Women in Safety Engineering earlier this year.