Srinivas Sridhar was awarded the 2016 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Diversity Award for his outstanding contributions to improving gender and racial diversity in biomedical engineering.
The 2016 BMES Diversity Award honors an individual for outstanding contributions to improving gender and racial diversity in biomedical engineering. The award is given for a broad range of activities including research, education and service that improve diversity in biomedical engineering industry and/or academia. Sridhar was selected for the award because of his strong impact on diversity through national institutional programs, training grants and mentoring:
Specifically your impact by establishing the Nanomedicine Academy of Minority Serving Institutions, directing an NSF IGERT on Nanomedicine, a Cancer Nanomedicine Co-Ops for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CaNCURE), and through mentoring of women and URM biomedical scientists including faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students.
As the award recipient, Sridhar delivered a plenary lecture at the BMES 2016 Annual Meeting. The focus of the lecture was to offer a vision of the challenges and opportunities to achieving 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.