Since its inception, the Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) has been an example of how spaces and behaviors in bioengineering and biosciences can be reimagined to facilitate interdisciplinary research at the highest levels. The members of the IBB community are leaders, and through our collective leadership we create the future not only for our disciplines but also for the society as a whole. The repeated failures of our society to address the challenges of police violence and systemic racism are extending an opportunity to us to collectively lead in the effort in creating a safer, more inclusive, and more highly prosperous environment for our historically underrepresented minority faculty, trainees, and staff.
The Diversity and Inclusion committee was established to plan events and activities to combat structural racism. The goal of the Diversity and Inclusion committee is to create a safer, more inclusive, and more highly prosperous community within IBB and Georgia Tech, especially for black faculty, trainees and staff and other historically underrepresented groups.
Edward Botchwey (BME, IBB DI Committee Chair)
2024 IBB Diversity and Inclusion Lecture
Antentor "A.J." Hinton, Jr., Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Georgia Tech | Petit Biotech Building
315 Ferst Drive NW, Nerem Atrium
Atlanta, GA 30332
*community lunch to follow lecture
- 2023 – Manu Platt, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health
- 2022 – Anne Pollock, Ph.D., King's College
- 2021 – Kamau Bobb, Ph.D., Georgia Tech
2023 IBB Town Hall
Panelists: Karmella Haynes, Ph.D., Melissa Cadena, and Jakari Harris