The mission of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is to improve health by leading the development and accelerating the application of biomedical technologies. The Institute is committed to integrating engineering and physical sciences with biology and medicine to advance our understanding of disease and its prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment. NIBIB supports emerging technology research and development within its internal laboratories and through grants, collaborations, and training.
NIBIB is committed to increasing the participation and success of racial and ethnic minorities and other underrepresented populations in the biomedical imaging and bioengineering communities. To this end, the institute develops and supports programs that enhance the recruitment, retention, training, and career development of underrepresented minorities, people with disabilities, and people from disadvantaged backgrounds across the career continuum into the biomedical workforce. NIBIB’s proactive approach to ensuring a diverse and sustainable biomedical workforce is to develop innovative programs that target roadblocks at critical transition points in the biomedical research pipeline that hinder the participation of underrepresented populations.
- Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)
- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity)
- Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
- Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
- NIH Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
- NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00)
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)
Maryam Elizondo thinks she might be “a little too stubborn.” Given that she will soon enter the MD, PhD program at a major medical center in Houston—after earning her bachelor’s degree from the Rice Department of Bioengineering—it seems a dose of stubborn has served her well.