Diversity Equity & Inclusion


BME Inclusion Diversity Equity and Access (IDEA) Committee

The J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering’s IDEA Committee supports efforts to promote a united departmental culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We identify related issues that need to be addressed, propose activities and practices that will improve the department culture, and collaborate with relevant groups in the department, college, and university. Our membership includes representation from faculty, staff, and students.

Inclusive Excellence is the active process of including and respecting everyone as we strive for excellence and equitable outcomes in all we do at the University of Florida. Daily actions toward Inclusive Excellence are the responsibility of every one of us.

ABCs of fostering Inclusive Excellence at UF:

  • Advocate for everyone’s success.
  • Be an ally to others as you partner with your colleagues on DEI work.
  • Celebrate your successes!
Wesley E. Bolch

Distinguished Professor & UF Term Professor

Markia Bowe

Student Representative

Candi Crimmins

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Michele Dill

Student Representative

Gregory Hudalla

Associate Professor

May Mansy

Instructional Assistant Professor &
BME Learning Assistant (LA) Program Director

Parisa Rashidi

Associate Professor & J. Crayton Pruitt Family Term Fellow

Krista Smith

Graduate Academic Advisor