Equity and Anti-racism: A Roadmap to Policy Transformation in BME

January 28-29, 2021

AIMBE is hosting a virtual summit on January 28-29, 2021 to catalyze institutional changes directed to Biomedical Engineering departments, and their respective institutions, to actively lead the way on anti-racism.

The goal of the summit is to provide a set of detailed action items that would foster an optimal climate for equity and inclusion on campus. The following themes will be addressed: Culture and Climate, Institutional Policy, Equity and Inclusion, and Public Accountability.

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Society Sponsor:

Program Moderators

Lilia A. Abron, P.E., BCEE

CEO/President and Founder
PEER Consultants, P.C.

Bio

Devona F. Pierre, Ed.D.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Director
St. Petersburg College

Bio

University President’s Address Racism in BME

Gilda Barabino, Ph.D.

President
Olin College of Engineering

Bio

Gary May, Ph.D.

Chancellor
UC Davis

Bio

M. Roy Wilson, M.D.

President
Wayne State University

Bio

Deans Panel: Institutional Changes to Implement NOW

Stephanie Adams, Ph.D.

Dean of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
University of Texas, Dallas

Bio

Jennifer Curtis, Ph.D.

Former Dean of the College of Engineering
UC Davis

Bio

Rosemarie Wesson, Ph.D.

Interim Associate Provost for Research
The City College of New York

Bio

Federal and Private Funding for Diversity and Inclusion

Noni Byrnes, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Scientific Review
National Institutes of Health

Bio

Lorelle Espinosa, Ph.D.

Program Director
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Bio

Christine Grant, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
North Carolina State University

Bio

1:40 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. Break-Out Rooms

Institutional Resources for DEI Initiatives

Alison Gammie, Ph.D.

Director, NIGMS
National Institutes of Health

Bio

Rev. Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr.

Founder and Chief Equity Officer
National Training Institute on Race and Equity

Bio

Thomas Rudin

Former Director, Board on Higher Education & Workforce
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Bio

Addressing Recruitment and Retention Strategies

Erika Tatiana Camacho, Ph.D.

Program Director for the ADVANCE and HSI
National Science Foundation

Bio

Lesia Crumpton-Young, Ph.D.

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Morgan State University

Bio

Lola Eniola-Adefeso, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering
University of Michigan

Bio

Suzanna M. Rose, Ph.D.

Associate Provost, Office to Advance Women, Equity and Diversity
Florida International University

Bio

Fostering an Anti-Racism Culture and Climate on Campus

Myron Anderson, Ph.D.

Vice President for Inclusive Excellence
University of Texas at San Antonio

Bio

Nilanjana “Buju” Dasgupta, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology and the Director of Faculty Equity and Inclusion
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Bio

Ranu Jung, Ph.D.

Wallace H Coulter Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Biomedical Engineering
Florida International University

Bio

Key Aspects of Mentoring Underrepresented Groups in BME

Adrienne T. Cooper, Ph.D.

Provost & Executive Vice President
Florida Memorial University

Bio

Monica F. Cox, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair, Engineering Education
The Ohio State University

Bio

Manu Platt, Ph.D.

Diversity Director, STC on Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems
Georgia Tech/Emory University

Bio

12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Break-Out Rooms

Public Accountability Playing Critical Role in Anti-Racism

Bob Belle, Ed.D.

Senior Consultant, State Doctoral Scholars Program
Southern Regional Education Board

Bio

María Crummett, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Foundation for a College Education

Bio

Angela Phillips Diaz

Executive Director of Government Research Relations
University of California, San Diego

Bio

Megan McDevitt

Vice President of Communications
Gladstone Institutes

Bio

Summit Steering Committee:

  • Norma Alcantar, Chair of the Committee for Underrepresented Minorities, AIMBE
  • Evangelia Bellas, Chair of the Diversity Committee, Biomedical Engineering Society, BMES
  • Tejal Desai, President, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, AIMBE
  • Michele Grimm, Chair of the Academic Council, AIMBE
  • Sarah Mandell, Director of Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships, AIMBE
  • Mary Roberts, Chair of the N-Medicine Section, American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS
  • Cynthia A. Reinhart-King, Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, AIMBE
  • Sylvia Thomas, Member-at-Large, Committee of Underrepresented Minorities, AIMBE
  • Joyce Wong, Chair of the College of Fellows, AIMBE

Questions? Contact Norma Alcantar at norma@usf.edu.