The Director of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program reports to the Vice Provost for Graduate Programs and is responsible to the Graduate Faculty.
The Director promotes and sustains excellence in the program by leading the planning, development, and evaluation of the program.
Serves as the faculty leader in all matters pertaining to the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program.
Leads the planning, development, and evaluation of the program as well as promotes and sustains excellence in the program.
Serves as spokesperson and advocate for the program to administration.
Serves as an ex-officio member without voting privileges of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Committee (BSGC).
Acts as temporary advisor and mentor to incoming Graduate Students who have not identified a faculty advisor by helping them identify courses, as well as, helping them identify faculty whose research and insights might prove valuable to their selected course of study.
Serves as a contact person for potential students and provides input to the BSGC relevant to admission.
Provides input to administration regarding budgetary matters impacting the graduate program such as graduate student stipends.
Allocates graduate student stipends.
Allocates the budget for select graduate student activities (e.g. support for travel, research supplies etc.)
Arbitrates matters pertaining to Graduate Academic Standards.
Performs administrative tasks including surveys, reports, and student forms and records.