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Grove School’s Biomedical Engineering Department to be honored for commitment to diversity

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Grove School of Engineering

The City College of New York Grove School of Engineering’sDepartment of Biomedical Engineering has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Biomedical Engineering Society Diversity Award.

The BMES chose City College for its “outstanding impact on diversity among their faculty and students and continued commitment to diversity efforts through their NIH Minority Scholars program.”

CUNY and Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering Mitchell B. Schaffler, chairman of the Grove School’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, will accept the award on behalf of the Department at the BMES 2015 Annual Meeting on Oct. 10. He will also deliver a lecture on the challenges and opportunities to achieving diversity in biomedical engineering. His lecture will be published in a subsequent issue of Annals of Biomedical Engineering.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.

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