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
James B. Turpen, Ph.D. Executive Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Pamela K. Carmines, Ph.D. Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies
Iqbal Ahmad, Ph.D. (ex-officio) Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Tayla B. Heavican Graduate Student Association President
James C. McClay, M.D. Biomedical Informatics
Gleb Haynatzki, Ph.D. Biostatistics
Sharon J. Medcalf, Ph.D. Emergency Preparedness
Chandran Achutan, Ph.D.  Environmental Health, Occupational Health & Toxicology
Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, Ph.D. Epidemiology
Rebecca Anderson, J.D., M.S., C.G.C. Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research
Fernando Wilson, Ph.D. Health Services Research, Administration & Policy
Karen A. Gould, Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences - IGPBS
Kaustubh Datta, Ph.D. IGPBS Biochemistry & Molecular 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
Laura D. Bilek, Ph.D. Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area - MSIA
Nicole M. Rodriguez, Ph.D. MSIA Applied Behavior Analysis
Carol A. Casey, Ph.D. MSIA Clinically Relevant Basic Research
Lani (Chi Chi) M. Zimmerman, Ph.D. MSIA Clinical & Translational Research Mentored Scholars Program
Sharon J. Medcalf, Ph.D. MSIA Health Practice & Medical Education Research
David H. Shaw, Ph.D. MSIA Oral Biology
Ka-Chun (Joseph) Siu, Ph.D.  MSIA Patient-Oriented Research
Shelley D. Smith, Ph.D. MD/PhD
Carol H. Pullen, Ed.D. Nursing
Jered C. Garrison, Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences