Charles R. Bridges, M.D., Sc.D., Elected to the National Academy of Engineering Membership
Also Appointed to Board of Directors of The Forsyth Institute
Washington, DC, February 16, 2022 — CorVista Health, Inc., a digital health company dedicated to improving cardiovascular disease diagnosis, announces the election of Dr. Charles Bridges to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). In addition to Dr. Bridges, NAE President John L. Anderson announced 132 new members for 2022, bringing the total U.S. membership to 2,388 and international to 310.
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.” Election of new NAE members is the culmination of a yearlong process.
“We are proud of this tremendous accomplishment and well-deserved honor for Dr. Bridges,” said Don Crawford, President and CEO CorVista Health. “Election to the NAE is a testament of his extensive experience and expertise as an engineer, physician and healthcare executive. We are thrilled he is now leading our science and technology innovation teams at CorVista Health.”
Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during the NAE’s annual meeting on October 2, 2022. Here is the NAE 2022 list of the new members and international members, with their primary affiliations at the time of election and a brief statement of their principal engineering accomplishments.
“I am honored to have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). As a member of NAE, I look forward to the opportunity to serve the nation on matters of engineering policy with particular emphasis on diversity, digital health innovation and biotechnology,” said Dr. Charles Bridges.
We are also pleased to announce Dr. Bridges was recently appointed to Board of Directors of The Forsyth Institute, with a mission of improving oral and overall health through research, innovation, and community outreach. Dr. Charles Bridges brings to the board a diverse scope of expertise with a strong focus on technology development. His appointment to the Board aligns with Forsyth’s major goal of delivering new oral health solutions to the public.