McDougall to receive AFS Distinguished Achievement Award

McDougallDr. Mary Preston McDougall, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the 2017 Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award. 

McDougall joined the department in 2006, and is the only person from the Texas A&M College of Engineering to receive the award this year. She was selected to receive the award for her outstanding accomplishments in teaching. McDougall teaches medical imaging within the department.

Her research is dedicated to creating hardware-based solutions to extend the capabilities of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, providing previously inaccessible approaches to understanding diseases. 

“I feel privileged to be at an institution where I am rewarded in this way for doing something about which I care so deeply and in which I find such meaning,” said McDougall.

The university-level Distinguished Achievement Awards were first presented in 1955, and have since been awarded to more than 1,000 professionals who have exhibited the highest standards at Texas A&M.

A complete list of recipients can be found here. Additional information about the awards can be found online.

The 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards will be formally presented at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24, during a ceremony in Rudder Theatre on the Texas A&M campus. In recognition of their achievements, each recipient will receive a cash gift, an engraved watch and a commemorative plaque.

About the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Committed to solving the world’s greatest health problems through the exploration of new ideas, integrated research and innovation, the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M is producing the next generation of biomedical engineers, developing new technologies and new jobs, and achieving revolutionary advancements for the future of health care. The department has unique strengths in regenerative medicine, medical augmentation, molecular diagnostics/theranostics, tele-health, and precision medicine, and its faculty members are internationally recognized with collaborative relationships that span engineering, physical and natural sciences, medicine and veterinary sciences.