Graduate Council Members

The Graduate Council is comprised of graduate program directors and members of the Graduate Studies staff. The Council, in conjunction with the Dean, is responsible for Graduate College activities at UNMC.

H. Dele Davies, M.D. Dean for Graduate Studies
Pamela K. Carmines, Ph.D. Executive Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Kendra K. Schmid, Ph.D. Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies
Iqbal Ahmad, Ph.D.  Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Pranita Atri Graduate Student Association President
Mark D. Shriver, Ph.D. Applied Behavior Analysis (M.S.)
Laurey A. Steinke, Ph.D. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (M.S.)
James C. McClay, M.D. Biomedical Informatics
Christopher S. Wichman, Ph.D. Biostatistics
Chandran Achutan, Ph.D.  Environmental Health, Occupational Health & Toxicology
Paraskevi Farazi, Ph.D. Epidemiology (also Emergency Preparedness; M.S.)
Melissa K. Tibbits, Ph.D.  Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research
Hongmei Wang, Ph.D. Health Services Research, Administration & Policy
Karen A. Gould, Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (IGPBS)
R. Katherine Hyde, Ph.D. IGPBS - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Chittibabu (Babu) Guda, Ph.D. IGPBS - Bioinformatics & Systems Biology
Joyce C. Solheim, Ph.D. IGPBS - Cancer Research
Rakesh K. Singh, Ph.D. IGPBS - Immunology, Pathology & Infectious Disease
Matthew C. Zimmerman, Ph.D. IGPBS - Integrative Physiology & Molecular Medicine
Andrew T. Dudley, Ph.D. IGPBS - Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology
Keshore R. Bidasee, Ph.D. IGPBS - Neuroscience
Justin L. Mott, M.D., Ph.D. MD/PhD
Karen A. Gould, Ph.D. Medical Anatomy
Laura D. Bilek, Ph.D. Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area (MSIA)
Nicole M. Rodriguez, Ph.D. MSIA - Applied Behavior Analysis
Joshua L. Santarpia, Ph.D. MSIA - Biological Defense & Health Security
Lani (ChiChi) M. Zimmerman, Ph.D. MSIA - Clinical & Translational Research Mentored Scholars Program
Carol A. Casey, Ph.D. MSIA - Clinically Relevant Basic Research
Sharon J. Medcalf, Ph.D. MSIA - Health Practice & Medical Education Research
James K. Wahl, Ph.D. MSIA - Oral Biology
Ka-Chun (Joseph) Siu, Ph.D.  MSIA - Patient-Oriented Research
Nora E. Sarvetnick, Ph.D. MSIA - Regenerative Medicine & Biomaterials Design
Kathleen M. Hanna, Ph.D. Nursing
Paul C. Trippier, Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences