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Edwards honored by Michigan Tech

Michigan Technological University has named David A. Edwards — a 1983 graduate of the university and the Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Biomedical Engineering at Harvard — the winner of its Melvin Calvin Medal of Distinction. The medal recognizes individuals with an affiliation with the university who have exhibited distinguished professional and personal accomplishments. It will be presented Saturday (May 5) during Michigan Tech’s spring commencement.

Edwards received the award for his research on drug delivery, infectious disease treatment, and needle-less vaccines. He pioneered the technology of aerosol medication, including inhaled insulin. Edwards is also the author of the soon-to-be-published book “Artscience: Creativity in the Post-Google Generation,” which underscores what he calls “the relevance of artistic engagement as a scientist and scientific engagement as an artist.”