UNMC Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies interim leadership team announced

In what she called “a moment of opportunity and growth for us all,” Kendra Schmid, PhD, has been appointed interim dean of graduate studies upon the ascension of Dele Davies, MD, to interim chancellor of UNMC. Dr. Davies, who led UNMC Graduate Studies and served as UNMC’s chief academic officer for more than a decade, […]

Jul 16, 2024

Karen Gould, PhD, and Kendra Schmid, PhD, have added to their leadership duties in UNMC Graduate Studies.

Student spotlight: Namita Bhyravbhatla

We continue highlighting some of our outstanding graduate students. Meet Namita Bhyravbhatla! Name: Namita Bhyravbhatla Hometown: Westborough, Massachusetts Graduate studies program: PhD candidate, IGPBS, biochemistry and molecular biology Anticipated graduation date: December 2025 Advisor: Surinder Batra, PhD What do you love about your field of study? I’ve always been intrigued by the complexity of cancer […]

Jun 19, 2024

Namita Bhyravbhatla

Student spotlight: Sophia Kisling

We continue highlighting some of our outstanding graduate students. Meet Sophia Kisling! Name: Sophia Kisling Hometown: Cortland, Nebraska Graduate Studies program: Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (IGPBS) – biochemistry and molecular biology Anticipated graduation: May 2024 Advisor: Surinder Batra, PhD What do you love about your field of study? Research is something that I’ve […]

Mar 18, 2024

Sophia Kisling

Consulting Club offers insight into non-academic career

Students have established a handful of new clubs at UNMC in the past year or so of interest to graduate students. These include the Bangladeshi Student Association, Bioinformatics Club, Harm Reduction Advocates, Muslim Student Association and UNMC Consulting Club. Please reach out if you have interest in any of these organizations. Today, let’s learn more […]

Mar 18, 2024

The UNMC Consulting Club is using its training on a project for UNMC Graduate Studies.

Alumnus urges grads to take ‘braided river’ path

UNMC Graduate Studies held its annual Winter Honors Convocation Dec. 15, 2023, honoring August and December graduates. The honorees include those who had earned or were about to earn three graduate certificates, more than 20 master’s degrees and 40 doctoral degrees. The keynote speaker was UNMC Graduate Studies alumna Robin Cotter, PhD, who has taken […]

Mar 18, 2024

Dele Davies, MD, dean for graduate studies, greets UNMC Graduate Studies alumnus Robin Cotter, PhD, before she gives the keynote address at the 2023 Winter Honors Convocation.

Students have new career development resource

UNMC Graduate Studies has partnered with an online career training platform, Beyond the Professoriate to provide more career development resources for graduate students. Beyond the Prof provides two types of career development resources. First, it is a resource to help answer the question, “What can I do with my PhD?” Karen Gould, PhD, assistant dean […]

Oct 24, 2023

A new career training platform available to students is completely online and self-paced.

Aldhafiri sees clinical pharmacology as ‘a bridge’

A Graduate Studies student spotlight! Name: Wafaa Aldhafiri Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Graduate Studies program: Pharmaceutical sciences graduate program Anticipated graduation: May 2024 Advisor: DJ Murry, PharmD What do you love about your field of study? What I love about clinical pharmacology is the opportunity to serve as a bridge, linking diverse disciplines and constructing […]

Oct 23, 2023

Wafaa Aldahafiri