Diversifying Paths to Academic Leadership

Join us for a 2-day virtual symposium on Diversifying Paths to Academic Leadership on January 27-28, 2022. The symposium is sponsored by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a non-profit honorific society of the most accomplished medical and biological engineers. The purpose of the symposium is to:

  • Broaden opportunities for diverse and underrepresented leadership in BioE
  • Encourage and invite faculty to consider and prepare to pursue leadership roles
  • Educate faculty on expectations and duties of these roles
  • Highlight experiences and paths to leadership

The first day of the symposium is open to all faculty to register and attend. The second day of the symposium will focus on breakout discussion groups and is open to faculty women to apply to attend through a short application.


Andrew G. Alleyne, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota

Julie Filizetti, Ed.D.
Isaacson, Miller

Joi Hayes-Scott 
Russell Reynolds Associates

Elizabeth G. Loboa, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Southern Methodist University

Susan S. Margulies, Ph.D.
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and Professor
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
GeorgiaTech & Emory University

Maritza Salazar Campo, Ph.D., MSW

Assistant Professor of Organization and Management

The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine

Rena Seltzer
Leader Academic

Jennifer L. West, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean
University of Virginia School of Engineering

The planning group for this symposium includes:

  • Beth Pruitt, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Naomi Chesler, University of California, Irvine
  • Tejal Desai, AIMBE President, University of California, San Francisco
  • Lola Eniola-Adefeso, University of Michigan
  • Michele Grimm, Michigan State University
  • Susan Margulies, Georgia Tech/Emory University
  • Scott Simon, University of California, Davis

Questions? Contact program@aimbe.org