BME Organizations Leading Diversity (BOLD)

To coordinate a national, BME community response to the longstanding racism in our nation and its impact on 1) the composition and culture of our field and 2) healthcare inequality.  

Current Initiatives
Council of BME Diversity

Collaborate with the Council of BME Chairs to regularly convene leaders of departmental diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI) groups (i.e., the Council of BME Diversity) in an effort to effectively spread and thereby amplify successful activities.

Executive Committee Membership
Virtual Seminars and Conference Session

Convene dedicated conference sessions and virtual seminars led by renowned subject matter experts to promote and foster discussions focused on bringing to light the conscious and subconscious biases, which disproportionately affect the Black community with a long-term effort to build findings into policy-driven action.
Diversifying Paths to Academic Leadership

Join us for a 2-day symposium on Diversifying Paths to Academic Leadership on January 27‚Äč-28, 2022. The symposium is sponsored by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a non-profit honorific society of the most accomplished medical and biological engineers. 

Register Here
Executive Committee

Norma Alcantar
AIMBE Committee for
Minorities Chair

Leah Bellas 
BMES Diversity
Committee Chair

Tejal Desai
AIMBE President

Kaiming Ye
COC Executive

Brenda Ogle
BMES Affiliations
Committee Chair

Naomi Chesler
AIMBE Committee for
Diversity and Inclusion

Charity Quick
BMES Executive Director

Evan Scott
Council of Diversity
Committee Chair

John White
BMES President


BMES Responds to Racism and Equal Justice

Anti-Racism: A Roadmap to Policy Transformation in BME

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