The Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area (MSIA) Graduate Program Committee is composed of one chair and seven Sub-plan Representatives, and Sub-plan Committee Members. These serve as the program's governing and administrative body.  Members listed below represent MSIA on the UNMC Graduate Council.


 L Bilek

Laura Bilek, PT,PhD
MSIA Chair



Joshua Santarpia 2021

Joshua Santarpia, PhD
Biological Defense & Health Security
Sub-plan Representative


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James K Wahl, III, PhD
Oral Biology
Sub-plan Representative

Nicole Rodriguez
Nicole Rodriguez, PhD

Applied Behavior Analysis
Sub-plan Representative

Lani Zimmerman
Lani Zimmerman, PhD, RN
Clinical & Translational Research Mentored Scholars
Sub-plan Representative

Carol Casey
Carol Casey, PhD
Clinically Relevant Basic Research
Sub-plan Representative

Sharon Medcalf
Sharon Medcalf, PhD
Health Practice and Medical Education Research
Sub-plan Representative

Ka-Chun (Joseph) Siu
Ka-Chun (Joseph) Siu, PhD
Patient-Oriented Research
Sub-plan Representative