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, MD Dean for Graduate Studies
Kendra K. Schmid, PhD Executive Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Karen A. Gould, PhD Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Success; Medical Anatomy
Iqbal Ahmad, PhD  Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Paul N. Lovell Graduate Student Association President
Mark D. Shriver, PhD Applied Behavior Analysis (MS program)
Laurey A. Steinke, PhD Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (MS program)
Babu Guda, PhD Biomedical Informatics
Christopher S. Wichman, PhD Biostatistics
Tammy L. Webster, PhD Certificate in Applied Health Informatics; Certificate in Quality Improvement; Healthcare Delivery Science; Health Professions Teaching & Technology
JoEllyn M. McMillan, PhD  Environmental Health, Occupational Health & Toxicology
Paraskevi Farazi, PhD Epidemiology 
Melissa K. Tibbits, PhD  Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research
Hongmei Wang, PhD Health Services Research, Administration & Policy
Matthew C. Zimmerman, PhD Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (IGPBS); IGPBS - Integrative Physiology & Molecular Medicine; Medical Physiology
R. Katherine Hyde, PhD IGPBS - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Michael (Jordan) Rowley, PhD IGPBS - Bioinformatics & Systems Biology
Joyce C. Solheim, PhD IGPBS - Cancer Research
Rakesh K. Singh, PhD IGPBS - Immunology, Pathology & Infectious Disease
Andrew T. Dudley, PhD IGPBS - Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology
Keshore R. Bidasee, PhD IGPBS - Neuroscience
Justin L. Mott, MD, PhD MD-PhD Scholars
Laura D. Bilek, PhD Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area (MSIA)
Nicole M. Rodriguez, PhD MSIA - Applied Behavior Analysis
Joshua L. Santarpia, PhD MSIA - Biological Defense & Health Security
Lani (ChiChi) M. Zimmerman, PhD MSIA - Clinical & Translational Research Mentored Scholars Program
Carol A. Casey, PhD MSIA - Clinically Relevant Basic Research
Sharon J. Medcalf, PhD MSIA - Health Practice & Medical Education Research
James K. Wahl, PhD MSIA - Oral Biology
Ka-Chun (Joseph) Siu, PhD  MSIA - Patient-Oriented Research
Christine M. Eisenhauer, PhD Nursing
Paul C. Trippier, PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences