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2022-23 PhD Students

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2022-23 M.S. Biomedical Sciences Students

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Postdoctoral Fellows & Instructors

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2023 SURE & UMEEDD Participants

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School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences

Welcome to the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences. Our mission is to train highly qualified researchers who will make significant contributions to the scientific literature, to train the next generation of biomedical scientists, health care professionals, and educators, foster scientific inquiry, and promote an environment that embraces diversity and cultural differences.

Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, where our mission is to train the next generation of biomedical researchers and educators. The School of Graduate Studies offers 13 educational programs, and our active and diverse graduate community includes approximately 300 students and post-doctoral trainees.

Dr. Sydney Murphy, SGSHS Dean
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"Not only does UMMC have a very renowned Physiology program, but our chair of the department is Dr. John Hall; he wrote the Medical Physiology textbook along with Dr. Arthur Guyton. So, those two names are associated with the department alone, and they are titans in our field. This program is very demanding; however, the faculty in my department are extremely supportive - it feels like a community."

— Osvaldo "Ozzy" Rivera-Gonzalez, PhD in Physiology and Biophysics