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** Dr. Amber Rath Stern is now a Staff Consultant at ESI’s Charlotte, NC office. **
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Dr. Stern continues to hold an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment within the 
Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Missouri - Kansas City.

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Dr. Amber Rath Stern, Ph.D. joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) in January 2011. She held a joint appointment with the Mechanical Engineering Department in the School of Computing and Engineering and the Oral and Craniofacial Sciences Department in the School of Dentistry. She was also a member of the UMKC Center of Excellence in the Study of Dental and Musculoskeletal Tissues (CEMT) and the UMKC Aging Consortium. Dr. Amber Stern is now a Staff Consultant at ESI’s Charlotte, NC office (http://esi-website.com). Dr. Stern continues to hold an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment within the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Missouri - Kansas City.


Dr. Stern received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Virginia Tech, respectively. Her early research centered on human injury tolerances and associated risk factors in automobile crashes. She went on to earn her Doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Virginia Tech - Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, followed by a postdoctoral appointment at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.


Dr. Stern is a two-time recipient of the IBMS/ASBMR Alice L. Jee Memorial Young Investigator Award, an AIMM/ASBMR John Haddad Young Investigator Award recipient, an ASBMR Young Investigator Award recipient, a Collegiate Inventors Competition Finalist, and an American Society of Mechanical Engineers Graduate Teaching Fellow. Most recently, she was selected as a recipient of the 2013 ASBMR Mentored Career Development Award. Dr. Stern has published numerous scholarly articles as well as presented her research at international meetings.