Gilda Barabino, dean of the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York, was named president-elect of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. She will begin a two-year term as president of the institute in 2016.
A respected researcher in the study of sickle cell disease, Dr. Barabino became dean at City College in 2013. Previously, she taught at Georgia Tech, Emory University, and Northeastern University. Dr. Barabino is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana and holds a Ph.D. from Rice University in Houston.
According to City College, Dr. Barabino is the first African American women to serve as a dean of engineering at an educational institution that is not a historically Black college or university.