I am honored to be named a 2014 MRS Fellow. The formal induction ceremony took place in San Francisco last week. I was part of a 22-member group elected as fellows, and it was a great pleasure to meet these new colleagues. This fellowship honors MRS members who are notable for their distinguished accomplishments and their outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research worldwide. The citation for my fellowship award cites “seminal contributions to the use of advanced polymer materials in the medical field and in regenerative medicine.” I thank the Materials Research Society for including me in this group and congratulate the other recipients who share this honor with me.