The Mission of the HISIG is “to promote the development and implementation of innovations that will improve diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of injury, illness, and disease.

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The HISIG’s Mission will be accomplished through our CARE Strategy.

  • Connect NSBE members interested in Healthcare Innovation with Healthcare Professionals in Academia, Government, and Industry for Mentorship, Professional Development and or Career opportunities.
  • Advance Healthcare Innovation through Research, Development and Commercialization.
  • Recruit & Retain members interested in Healthcare Innovation.
  • Educate & Expose NSBE members and the Black community to Healthcare Disparities, Innovations, and Careers.

Participation in NSBE’s HISIG is open to all active NSBE Members (NSBE Jr., Collegiate, Professional, and Affiliate). We welcome those from all technical backgrounds that are interested in Healthcare Innovation to engage with us through the HISIG Community on My NSBE Connect and our future HISIG events.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please don’t hesitate to email us at We look forward to engaging with you and potentially meeting you in person at our next upcoming event!

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  • Director

    NSBE Professional since 2009

    6 years global industry experience in Medical Device R&D

    MSc. in Biomedical Engineering, BSc. in Mechanical Engineering and Life Sciences

    John Thomas
  • Deputy Director

    NSBE Collegiate & Professional Member since 2006

    6 years industry experience in Process Engineering & Pharmaceutical manufacturing

    B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering (Chemical Engineering emphasis)

    Ta'Sheema Taylor
  • Communications Secretary

    NSBE Collegiate & Professional Member since 2004

    Industry & Academia experience in Medical Devices, Orthopedics, and Soft Tissue Mechanics

    Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, B.S. in Engineering Mechanics

    Dr. David Jamison
  • Programs Chair

    NSBE Collegiate & Professional Member since 1993

    Expertise: Biomedical Research, Community Health Programming & Education, Health Innovation, STEM Workforce Development & Education, Technology Innovation, Business Development, and Evaluation

    Education: Microbiology, Health Administration, Health Education, Public Health, Evaluation, & Leadership

    Rosalina Bray
  • Treasurer

    NSBE Collegiate & Professional Member since 2004

    Position: Technology Manger, GlaxoSmithKline

    Expertise: Biotechnology, Bio-manufacturing, Research and Development, Business Development, Technology Commercialization, STEM Education

    Education: BSE Chemical Engineering, MSE Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

    Arthur L. Edge III