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 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair)


Annual IBB Diversity and Inclusion Distinguished Lecture
The IBB Diversity and Inclusion Annual Distinguished Lecture at Georgia Tech's Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience is a signature event designed to foster dialogue and understanding on diversity and inclusion in the healthcare and biomedical engineering sectors.   




2024 IBB Diversity and Inclusion Lecture
 
Antentor O. Hinton, Jr., Ph.D.

Antentor "A.J." Hinton, Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences
Vanderbilt University

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
11:00 a.m.
Georgia Tech | Petit Biotech Building
315 Ferst Drive NW, Nerem Atrium
Atlanta, GA 30332

*community lunch to follow lecture

Past Lecturesdiverse group of students touching hands in solidarity
 

  • 2023 – Manu Platt, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health
  • 2022 – Anne Pollock, Ph.D., King's College
  • 2021 – Kamau Bobb, Ph.D., Georgia Tech

Past Events

IBB Diversity and Inclusion Distinguished Lecture – Antentor "A.J." Hinton, Jr., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University – 3.5.24

IBB Town Hall - 8.22.23

Panelists: Karmella Haynes, Ph.D., Melissa Cadena, and Jakari Harris

Manu Platt, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health – 3.8.23

IBB Town Hall – 6.21.22

Anne Pollock, Ph.D., King's College – 2.17.22

group at ice cream social

IBB Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Juneteenth Ice Cream Social – 6.25.21

IBB Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Seminar – Mark Colasurdo, Georgia Tech - 4.27.21

Kamau Bobb, Ph.D., Georgia Tech – 2.4.21

screenshot of members in the lecture

IBB Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Town Hall – 10.19.20

together we stand graphic

IBB Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Town Hall – 6.11.20