The 2016 Van C. Mow Award winner is Dr. Beth A. Winkelstein, Ph.D. Dr. Winkelstein received her B.S.E. in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 and her doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from the Duke University in 1999. After completing a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Dartmouth College, she joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. She is a Professor of Bioengineering and Neurosurgery and is a Vice Provost for Education overseeing the academic portfolios of the four undergraduate schools and also the 12 graduate and professional schools. Dr. Winkelstein's research focuses on elucidating the mechanisms of subfailure spine and joint injuries and the cellular events surrounding the etiology of chronic pain. She takes a hierarchical approach to understand the underlying pathomechanisms at the joint, tissue, and cellular levels. Her work is multidisciplinary, melding engineering and biology to bridge the gaps between basic neuroscience, tissue biomechanics, and clinical application. In support of her research, Winkelstein has been awarded grants from NIH, DoD, NSF, U.S. Army, and private foundations and industry partners. She has been recognized by an NIH Career Award, a Whitaker Foundation Young Investigator Research Award, an NSF Career Award, and the ASME YC Fung Young Investigator Award. Recently, she was elected as a Fellow of ASME and AIMBE. She has mentored more than 14 doctoral students in her own lab and overseen research for over 75 additional fellows and graduate and undergraduate researchers. She edited a book on Orthopaedic Biomechanics, which was published in 2012. She has been active with ASME and its Bioengineering Division, serving on its Student Paper Competition Committee, the Education Committee, the Solid Mechanics Technical Committee, and most as Co-editor of the ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. Since assuming this post, Dr. Winkelstein has been instrumental in working to reduce the review time and broadening the diversity of the Associate Editor Board.