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 sighealthcare@nsbe.org. We look forward to engaging with you and potentially meeting you in person at our next upcoming event!

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Leadership

The Healthcare Innovation Special Interest Group (HISIG) is excited to introduce the 2019-2021 leadership team. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and connect. Join us in welcoming:
 

  • Director

    NSBE Lifetime Member #356. NSBE Collegiate & Professional Member.

    Expertise: 10+ years in Biotechnology, Biopharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Research and Development, Business Development, Technology Commercialization, STEM Education

    Education: BSE Chemical Engineering, MSE Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

    Position: Associate Director, Global Technical Operations, AstraZeneca

    Arthur L. Edge III
    healthcaredirector@nsbe.org
  • Deputy Director

    NSBE Lifetime Member #412. NSBE Collegiate & Professional Member.

    Expertise: 20+ years experience in K-20 academia engineering education, research and industry; Orthopedics and Sports Biomechanics, Biomechanics and Biomaterials Research, and Medical Instrumentation. Industry experience in software development

    Education: B.S.E in Biomedical Engineering and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics)

    Employer: Executive Director, Women In Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN)

    Dr. Ershela Sims
    healthcaredeputydirector@nsbe.org
  • Communications Officer & Secretary

    NSBE Lifetime Member #371. NSBE Collegiate & Professional Member.

    Expertise: Over 25 years of Technical Expertise. 10 years industry experience in Healthcare/Life Sciences, Healthcare Payer/ Provider/ Pharmaceutical/ Vendor Applications, Cloud Technology & Solutions, Application Architecture, Technical Sales, Information Technology, STEM Education

    Education: B.S. in Computer Science

    Employer: Executive HCLS/Cloud Architect, Healthcare/Life Sciences, IBM

    Tony Black
    healthcaresecretary@nsbe.org
Dr. Theodore Nicholson
healthcarefinance@nsbe.org
  • Programs Chair

    NSBE Lifetime Member #392. NSBE Professional Member.
     
    Expertise: Medical affairs, 3D Bioprinting, Biofabrication, Cell and Tissue Engineering, Cell Therapy, STEM Education
     
    Education: B.S. in Biological Sciences, M.A.T, Secondary Science Education, M.S. in Bioengineering, and Ph.D in Bioengineering
     
    Employer: Entrepreneur, Biopraise
     
    Dr. Taneka Jones
    healthcareprograms@nsbe.org
  • Academia Committee Chair

    NSBE Collegiate & Member
     
    Expertise: Neural Engineering, Cell and Tissue Engineering, Biocompatibility
     
    Education: B.S., MEng., and Ph.D (pending) in Biomedical Engineering
     
    Employer: PhD Candidate, Michigan State University, W.L. Gore and Associates, Boston Scientific
     
    Ti'Air Riggins
    healthcareacademia@nsbe.org
  • Membership Chair

    NSBE Collegiate & Professional Member
     
    Expertise: Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology (including Cell and Gene Therapy Based-Drug Product) Quality System Development/ Remediation, Technology Transfer to Commercial Production, Process Validation, Test Method Validation, and Software Validation.

    Education: BSE Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Executive MBA (Cornell University)
     
    Employer: Managing Principal, S. R. Jones and Associates, LLC

    Sandra R. Jones
    healthcaremembership@nsbe.org
  • Director Emeritus

    NSBE Professional Member
     
    Expertise: 10+ years of Product Innovation in the Medical Device Industry. Research & Development, Product Design, Material Selection, Project Management
     
    Education: MS in Biomedical Engineering and Dual Degree BS in Mechanical & Materials Engineering Life Sciences
     
    Employer: Staff R&D Engineer, Becton Dickinson (BD)
     
    John Thomas
    healthcareemeritus@nsbe.org

    Partnerships Lead

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    Employer:

    Ronald McCullough
    healthcarepartnerships@nsbe.org