"Elaine's contributions to the SFB have been as an individual and as a corporate entity through her company, Paladin Medical," wrote nominator John L. Ricci. "She is unique in the respect that she has been a passionate and bold advocate of the objectives and goals of the Society for Biomaterials, both as an individual and as a corporate entity"
The Society for Biomaterials (SFB), is a multidisciplinary society of academic, healthcare, governmental and business professionals dedicated to promoting advancements in all aspects of biomaterials science, education and professional
Duncan graduated from UK with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1974. She was inducted into the College of Engineering's Hall of Distinction in 2000.