Dr. Crystal Shin, assistant professor of surgery in the Division of General Surgery, has been invited to serve as a faculty at-large member of Baylor College of Medicine’s Inclusion and Excellence Council for a two-year term. The main goal of this council is to assist Baylor’s diversity and inclusion goals and to serve in an advisory capacity to the Associate Provost of Community Engagement & Health Equity. Within this role, Dr. Shin will assist the council by providing content expertise in diversity and inclusion topics, provide continuity between the College’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and the Department of Surgery, and act as a liaison across the College.
Dr. Shin is also a member of the equity, diversity, and inclusion committee within the Controlled Release Society. In the department, her research interests focus on developing biomaterials for surgical applications and broadly applicable drug delivery systems by integrating nanotechnology and 3D bioprinting technology.