MEADOWS PLACE, TX, August 31, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Thomas A. Krouskop with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Krouskop celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. Krouskop is recognized as a professor emeritus at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in the school of health professions and department of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Retiring from his post as professor in 2015, he taught on campus for more than 35 years. During his tenure, he spent 19 of those years as a professor of biomedical engineering. Dr. Krouskop is also a former six-year director of The National Center for Human Performance at Texas Medical Center, where he was instrumental in his role between 2008 and 2014. As an extension of his career, Dr. Krouskop was a peer reviewer for the Veteran's Administration from 1979 to 2013, the National Institute of Handicapped Research in Washington from 1984 to 2006, and the National Institutes of Health from 1990 to 2012. He was also a medical staff consultant for Shriners Hospital in Houston from 1977 to 2015.
Teaching at several other leading institutions, Dr. Krouskop taught courses at Texas A&M University in College Station from 1971 to 1979, where he was involved in the development of the bioengineering program on campus. He was also an adjunct professor in the school of occupational therapy at Texas Woman's University in Houston from 1987 to 2006, where he was responsible for founding and teaching the master's degree program in rehabilitation technology. Dr. Krouskop simultaneously began serving as an adjunct professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Rice University in Houston in 1990. He filled that role for the next 16 years, only to return in 2013 to serve in the department of kinesiology for another seven years until 2020. Additionally, he held faculty appointments at the University of Texas in the dental school in the department of oral biomaterials and the department of diagnostic and interventional imaging, the University of Texas Medical School, and the University of Houston in the department of health and human performance. Dr. Krouskop's extensive scholarly background has also included serving on a multitude of committees.
As a scientist, Dr. Krouskop has been a principal investigator for several research projects, which were sponsored by government agencies and private foundations. Among his many accomplishments, he is especially proud of his contributions to our understanding of how pressure ulcers form and in ultrasound elastography, which enables doctors to differentiate between benign and malignant tumors in the breast and prostate without having to do a biopsy. He provided the engineering expertise to establish the first motion analysis laboratory at Shriners Hospital for Children in Houston. Dr. Krouskop possesses nine U.S. patents.
Widely published, Dr. Krouskop has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in the areas of pressure ulcer etiology and prevention, ultrasound elastography and other topics. He authored "Care, Treatment and Prevention of Pressure Sores" in 1985 and co-authored "Pressure Sores: Clinical Practice and Scientific Approach" and "Chronic Wound Care: A Clinical Sourcebook for Healthcare Professionals" in 1990. Passionate about public service, Dr. Krouskop was involved with the Boy Scouts of America for many years. He served as director of the National Junior Leader Instructor Camp at Philmont Scout Ranch for 6 years.
Dr. Krouskop received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1967. He then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, where he served from 1968 to 1969. Shortly thereafter, he was accepted to Carnegie Mellon University, where he then achieved a Master of Science in civil engineering and biotechnology in 1969 and a Doctor of Philosophy in biotechnology and civil engineering in 1971. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.
Recognized for his accomplishments in his field and in his community, Dr. Krouskop received a Young Engineer of the Year Award from the Texas Society of Professional Engineers in 1975, a Kosiak Award from the National Ulcer Advanced Panel in 1993, and a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the department of civil and environmental engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 2011. He also received a Silver Beaver Award in 1988, the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in 2004, and a Silver Antelope Award in 2007 from the Boy Scouts of America. A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Krouskop has been cited in the 67th through 70th editions of Who's Who in America and the first, fifth, ninth and 10th editions of Who's Who in Science and Engineering.
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