Over its first twenty-five years, the ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering has taken its place among the most respected journals in the field of biomechanics. Much of this success has been due to the dedicated efforts of its previous editors and associate editors. John Brighton and Yuan-Cheng Fung showed the way by emphasizing the need for the Journal to “…serve as an excellent forum for the literature…” while highlighting the many promising areas of research for what was deemed a field that was “…still in its infancy, it is beginning to move into adolescence.” Those early years firmly established the valuable contributions of engineers in addressing many areas of medicine and biology. Richard Skalak and Robert Nerem continued this tradition of excellence as this field matured in the last two decades of the last century. Under their guidance and leadership, they showed how engineers could...

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