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Dr. Gilda Barabino

Dean and Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Rice University,1986
B.S. Chemistry, Xavier University of LA, 1978



Gilda Barabino is Dean and a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering.  Prior to coming to Grove, Dr. Barabino was a Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. She served as the inaugural Vice Provost for Academic Diversity and is credited for establishing a legacy to strengthen diversity and inclusion at Georgia Tech. Prior to her appointments at Georgia Tech and Emory, she rose to the rank of Full Professor of chemical engineering and served as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Northeastern University.  Her research interests include sickle cell disease, cellular and tissue engineering and diversity in science and engineering. She received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Society. Dr. Barabino has an extensive record of leadership and service in the chemical and biomedical engineering communities and currently serves as the President of the Biomedical Engineering Society. She is a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer for 2012-2014 and is the recipient of numerous awards including the BMES Diversity Award, the American Society for Engineering Education/Dow Outstanding Faculty Award, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) Distinguished Service Award and the AIChE MAC Eminent Chemical Engineers Award. Dr. Barabino is a recognized innovator, researcher and consultant on faculty development and on diversity in science and engineering. She has led a number of initiatives in these areas including serving as the founder and Executive Director of the National Institute for Faculty Equity.


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