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Biomedical Engineering Society confers diversity award to physics professor

The College of Science would like to congratulate Northeastern University Distinguished Prof. Srinivas Sridhar for receiving the 2016 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Diversity Award.

This award honors an individual for outstanding contributions to improving gender and racial diversity in biomedical engineering. “I am honored to be recognized for our work in broadening participation and diversity through the national training programs organized by the Nanomedicine Academy,” said Sridhar. “These programs have trained hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students—many from under-represented communities—and led to institutional change in the form of new programs in nanomedicine.”

Sridhar was selected to receive this award because of his strong impact on diversity through national institutional programs, training grants, and mentoring, as well as his work in establishing the Nanomedicine Academy of Minority Serving Institutions, directing an NSF IGERT on nanomedicine, creating a Cancer Nanomedicine Co-Op for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CaNCURE), and through the mentoring of women and underrepresented minority biomedical scientists, including faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students. “The BMES award highlights Prof. Sridhar’s commitment toward diversity and inclusion in all levels of academia,” said Prof. Kenneth Henderson, dean of the College of Science at Northeastern University. “His dedication toward creating opportunities for underrepresented populations in the sciences helps build a more robust and innovative scientific community at our institution and in the field of nanomedicine. We are proud to have him as a part of the College of Science and Northeastern University.”

As the recipient of this award, Sridhar will deliver a plenary lecture at the BMES Annual Meeting in Minneapolis in October.

Congratulations, Prof. Sridhar!

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