Kristen Maitland honored with Women's Progress Award

Maitland, KristenCOLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 22, 2013 – Kristen Maitland, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of the Texas A&M Women’s Progress Award for her efforts in promoting sensitivity to and awareness of issues that relate to women.

Maitland, who represented the faculty category, was formally honored as part of the 2013 Texas A&M Women’s Leadership Forum. As an honoree, she was recognized as a faculty member who fosters an environment that is supportive to the needs of women and who provides class content and lectures that are inclusive in their approach and sensitive to women’s issues.

The annual Texas A&M Women’s Leadership Forum provides a day of leadership development and motivational speaking, highlighting top female researchers and professionals. This event is open to all faculty, staff and students of the Texas A&M System. This year’s forum featured a keynote address by Dr. Nancy Dickey, former president of the Texas A&M Health Science Center and vice chancellor for health affairs.

Maitland joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2008 after completing her undergraduate studies and master’s degree at California Polytechnic State University and earning her Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin.

At Texas A&M, Maitland’s research focuses on the design, construction and testing of multi-modal, multi-scale, multi-dimensional and high-speed optical imaging systems for preclinical and clinical, in vivo and in situ imaging. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of this research, her laboratory works in close collaboration with clinicians and biologists to understand the fundamental basis of biomedical problems to drive the design of optical systems.