AIMBE’s Diversity Commitment


As part of continuing efforts to advance diversity, AIMBE has launched a new website to highlight the contributions of a diverse biomedical community. Women and underrepresented minorities have made tremendous breakthroughs and innovations that are critical to the field, often while overcoming many obstacles. AIMBE celebrates these trailblazers with this newest resource (diversity.aimbe.org) and provides a central touchpoint where individuals can find resources about diversity in the field, learn about the scientific advances of women and underrepresented minorities, and track both the progress and obstacles to success. View and share the website here.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The mission of this committee is to advocate for equity in engineering, promote leadership, recognize excellence, and support the next generation of women and underrepresented minorities in Medical and Biological Engineering. Engaging with US and state governmental agencies, and with lawmakers; inspiring the future women and diverse leaders in the MBE community; and highlighting the achievements of women and underrepresented minorities in science defines our work. Additionally, we work to achieve greater inclusion within AIMBE, building an organization reflective of the diversity of this community.

Chair – 2018

Cynthia Reinhart-King, Ph.D.

Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University

Lawrence Bonassar, Ph.D.

Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Cornell University

Naomi C. Chesler, Ph.D.

Professor
Chemical Engineering
University of Michigan Ann Arbor

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Rory A. Cooper, Ph.D.

Founding Director
Human Engineering Research Laboratories
University of Pittsburgh

Diane Dalecki, Ph.D.

Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Rochester

Lola Eniola-Adefeso, Ph.D.

Professor
Chemical Engineering
University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Michele J. Grimm, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Wayne State University

Ann Lee-Karlon, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President
Research and Early Development
Genentech

Susan S. Margulies, Ph.D.

Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
GeorgiaTech/Emory University

Andre F. Palmer, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Ohio State University

Terry O. Woods, Ph.D.

Leader
Solid Mechanics Laboratory
US Food & Drug Administration

Committee for Underrepresented Minorities (CURM)

As in other science and engineering fields, minorities represent a small fraction of the medical and biological engineering (MBE) community. In 2009 AIMBE created the Committee on Under Represented Minorities (CURM) to recognize the contributions of underrepresented minorities (URM) in MBE and to advocate on their behalf for their advancement within the field. CURM seeks to educate people on issues affecting URM and provide leadership training and greater opportunities to minorities in MBE.

Co-Chair – 2018

Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
University of Texas at Austin

Co-Chair – 2018

Lola Eniola-Adefeso, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Michigan Ann Arbor