Guidelines

General Information, Guidelines and Expectations of Students in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program

General Information

The day-to-day administration of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program (PSGP) is performed by an elected faculty committee. The current PSGP Committee is comprised of:
Dr. Paul Trippier, Associate Professor, Committee Chair and Director
Dr. Luis Marky, Professor
Dr. Donald Ronning, Professor
Dr. DJ Murry, Professor
Dr. Aaron Mohs, Associate Professor
Dr. Tanya Bronnich, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies.

The governing rules and regulations of the PSGP are set out in the Governing document that is reviewed at last annually. A copy can be downloaded here.

Faculty

The faculty of the College of Pharmacy serve as mentors to our students. The faculty comprise two departments and a list of faculty can be found by clicking on the links below:

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Sciences

Faculty highlights from the Medicinal Chemistry Track are available here.
Faculty highlights from the Biophysics Track are available here.
Faculty highlights from the Drug Delivery and Biopharmaceutics Track are available here.
Faculty highlights from the Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences Track are available here

Academics

Academic calendar for key dates.

Key dates for PSGP
Students studying for a PhD

Students studying for a MS

Further details are available in the governing document linked above.

Laboratory Safety and Etiquette

  1. tudents must not undertake any laboratory work until they have read the UNMC Safety Manual and are prepared to conform to the required standards and requirements.  
  2. Students are reminded that the most common breaches of laboratory safety include the following: 1) not wearing appropriate clothing e.g., shorts & open foot wear are not allowed, 2) not wearing laboratory coats and/or safety glasses, 3) consuming food and drink in the lab, 4) storing food and drink in laboratory refrigerators, 5) incorrectly packaging and storing bio-hazardous material for disposal, 6) incorrectly disposing of broken glass, 7) discarding disposable pipettes in plastic trash containers, and 8) inadequately labeling chemicals and solutions that are on the bench or stored in refrigerators.
  3. Students must know the location of the safety shower and fire extinguisher in each laboratory they work.
  4. Report all safety concerns to your advisor, the Chair of the College of Pharmacy’s Safety Committee, and/or Chair of the department.
  5. Scientific equipment is expensive.  Do not use any equipment until you have been appropriately trained to use it correctly. 
  6. Leave all equipment in the condition that you found it, or better.  Accidents happen and equipment fails from time to time.  Immediately report any equipment failure, breakage, or substandard performance to your advisor. 
  7. Record the use of equipment in the log book (if appropriate).
  8. Do not use or remove chemicals, solvents or equipment from any other laboratory without the appropriate faculty member’s permission.
  9. The first PSGP seminar in fall is a safety seminar.  Attendance is mandatory and all students must sign the form stating they are familiar with the safety regulations in the college.  This signed form is to be maintained in the safety file.
  10. The College now uses the UNMC safety manual, which can be accessed online at Safety Office website.