Olabisi Presents 2022 Biomedical Engineering Society Diversity Lecture

Ronke Olabisi

Dec. 7, 2022 - Ronke Olabisi, associate professor of biomedical engineering, was selected for the Diversity Lecture Award by the Biomedical Engineering Society. The award recognizes an individual or institution for impactful contributions toward improving gender and racial diversity in biomedical engineering. Olabisi delivered the Diversity Lecture at the BMES 2022 Annual Meeting in October.

Olabisi, whose research focuses on orthopedic tissue engineering and regenerative medicine for injury, aging, disease and space flight, noted the power of the media to include the traditionally excluded. “Diversity is not the ‘goal,’ it’s the natural result of full inclusion,” she explained. “And as researchers, we can evaluate and reevaluate our methods based on our results. I have found that the media is one of the most powerful ways to affect my results. I share these methods and results in my talk.”

In addition to delivering a plenary address at the BMES Annual Meeting, Olabisi was invited to publish an article (forthcoming) in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering.

With a membership of more than 6,8000, BMES serves as the lead society and professional home for biomedical engineers and bioengineers. Its mission is to promote and enhance biomedical engineering knowledge worldwide and its utilization for human health and well-being.

– Rachel Karas



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