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Workshop on Non-Academic Jobs: Session for Graduate Students and Postdocs Seeking Non-Academic Jobs

On May 23rd, guest speaker Dr. Anne Krook presented a workshop to help students and postdocs to prepare for and conduct a non-academic job search. Materials from the workshop, including the talk presentation, are available via the below links.


UTMB Student Poverty Simulation

Leslie Stalnaker, program manager for PMCH's public health program, coordinated the simulation of situations that involved students assuming the biographical identity of someone with strained or scarce resources and spending two hours attempting to walk in their shoes. See the full story in the Galveston News.


Excellent Reading for Research PI's

Ten simple rules towards healthier research labs

Making Medicines:  The Process of Drug Development eLearning Course
Sponsored by Eli Lilly, this online course is for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows about drug development free of charge! It presents all aspects of drug development including basic science, marketing, and clinical trials. Please see the course outline for more details. Successful completion results in a certificate. Space is limited. If interested or have questions, email Jessica Linton (jelinton@utmb.edu).


AMEXCID - Merit Awards for International Students
On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) invites foreign citizens who are interested in studying for a specialization, master's degree or doctorate, conducting graduate or postdoctoral research, or taking part in an undergraduate or graduate-level academic mobility program, to participate in the 2019 Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students.


Candidacy Milestone Event

Congratulations to Veronica Campbell, Paul Kilgore, and Kali Hankerd for progressing to candidacy!
Veronica is pursuing a Masters degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology, working with Dr. Noelle Anastasio. Paul works in Dr. Chopra's lab in Microbiology and Immunology, and Kali's work is in Neuroscience in the lab of Dr. Jin-Mo Chung.

Please join us in congratulating Daniel Tapia for successfully being admitted to candidacy for his PhD! Daniel works in Dr. Torres' lab in the Microbiology and Immunology Program.

Please join us in congratulating Shatoi King for successfully being admitted to candidacy for the PhD! Shatoi works in the Graduate Nursing Program, studying linguistic barriers to acclimation for Nigerian nursing students in Western countries.

Please join us in congratulating Juanita Norton for being admitted to candidacy for the PhD! Juanita is in the Graduate Nursing Program. She is examining factors influencing the utilization of Bedside Shift Reports by nurses working with vulnerable populations.

Please join us in congratulating Nabeel Alzahrani for successfully being admitted to candidacy for the PhD! Nabeel is a student in the Microbiology and Immunology program, working with Dr. MinKyung Yi.

Please join us in congratulating Christina Merritt for her recent admission to PhD candidacy! A student in the Pharmacology and Toxicology program, Christina is working on her thesis with Dr. Kathryn Cunningham.

Please join us in congratulating Adam Hage, Madeleine Hull, and Elizabeth Mateer for their recent admission to PhD candidacy! Adam is a student in Microbiology and Immunology, working with Dr. Ricardo Rajsbaum, Madeleine is also in Microbiology and Immunology, and her advisor is Dr. MinKyung Yi, and Elizabeth is working with Dr. Slobodan Paessler in Experimental Pathology.

Please join us in congratulating Kathleen McDonough for her recent admission to PhD candidacy! Kathleen works in Dr. Jin Mo Chung's lab in the Neuroscience program.

Please join us in congratulating Coleman Baker and Hossein Khanamiri on admission to PhD candidacy! Hossein works with Dr. Motamedi in the Neurscience program, and Coleman works with Dr. Shi in the Microbiology and Immunology program.


Student Fellowship Winners

Please join us in congratulating Maggie Hsu and Anthony Bilotta for their recent F30 fellowships.

Maggie's fellowship is from the NCI, to study the initiation of cancer due to cytosine to thymine mutations. Anthony's fellowship is from the NIDDK, to study how certain microbiota metabolites promote intestinal epithelial healing.

Special Seminar Announcement

On February 27th, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Sigma Xi will host a special seminar presented by Dr. Teresa M. Evans, PhD, from UT Health San Antonio.  Dr. Evans and colleagues recently reported a high prevalence of anxiety and depression in graduate trainees that has prompted a call for greater institutional support and a cultural change within academic institutions

  • Dr. Evans will discuss their findings and recommendations for interventions at 2:00 p.m. in Levin Hall South Auditorium: "The Brain on Academia: The Data and Strategies for Graduate Education."  All students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty are encouraged to attend.