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Barabino named Dean of City College of New York engineering school

BMES President Gilda Barabino was named Dean for the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York, according to Maurizio Trevisan the CCNY provost.

Barabino currently serves as professor of biomedical engineering in the Coulter Department of the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, where she also serves as Associate Chair for Graduate Studies.

Barabino will join City College on September 1, 2013.

She joined the Georgia Tech department in 2007 after an 18-year career at Northeastern University, where she rose to the rank of professor of chemical engineering and served as the vice provost for Undergraduate Education.

In 2008 - 2009, she served as vice provost for Academic Diversity (VPAD), the first to hold the VPAD position at Georgia Tech. Dr. Barabino’s key research areas include sickle cell disease, cellular and tissue engineering, and diversity in science and engineering. She received her B.S. from Xavier University of LA and her Ph.D. at Rice University.

Dr. Barabino has an extensive record of leadership and service in the chemical and biomedical engineering communities. She is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Society.