2019 AIMBE Public Policy Institute travel awards available for undergraduate, graduates and postdocs

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering's (AIMBE) is hosting a Public Policy Training Institute for Rising Leaders on October 28-29, 2019 in Washington, DC. Participants will learn from Washington insiders about how public policy impacts biomedical engineering. 
The two-day workshop offers training in regulatory science and public health policy. Participants will have the opportunity to speak directly with world-wide regulatory leaders, public policy experts, health care advocates, top government officials and industry leaders; and to expand their career and networking options.

Participants will also meet and hear from a high proportion of URMs serving in top science policy positions and role models in medical and biological engineering throughout industry and government.
Travel Awards for Underrepresented Minorities (URM)
AIMBE and BMES are committed to building pathways and developing professional networks for underrepresented minorities (URM) to increase their retention and career success in biomedical engineering. To that end, AIMBE and BMES are partnering to introduce URM to public policy and the mechanisms shaping medical innovation and the scientific enterprise in Washington, from Capitol Hill to the Executive Branch.

With BMES awarded funding from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Minority Network grant, travel awards will be available for up to 25 underrepresented minority undergraduate students, graduate students and postdocs to attend the annual AIMBE Public Policy Institute for Rising Leaders workshop. The deadline to apply for a travel award is Monday, September 16, 2019. For more information and to apply for an award, please visit