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The Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program had another successful year.  In 2016, 27 PhDs were conferred. Students were awarded 22 intramural fellowships and 24 extramural fellowships.  130 students are currently enrolled in the Program; 18% are underrepresented in Medicine. ​ The Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program is wrapping up another successful year.  In 2016, 27 PhDs were conferred. Students were awarded 22 intramural fellowships and 24 extramural fellowships.  130 students are currently enrolled in the Program; 18% are underrepresented in Medicine. ​​

22 new students joined the Program this year. These incoming students are an exceptional group. Here are a few highlights:

  • Five received prestigious University Fellowships from The OSU Graduate School
  • Five students are enrolled in the Medical Scientist Training Program
  • Average undergraduate GPA = 3.62
  • Average GRE scores = 78% (verbal), 75% (quantitative), and 63% (analytical writing); average MCAT percentile score average = 91%
  • Five (23%) are women and 17 (77%) are men
  • 18% are underrepresented students

At the recent Annual Graduate Program Retreat, eight students were selected to make scientific presentations:  Juan Barajas, Nicholas Denton, Megan Duggan, Grant Foglesong, Kirsten Johnson, Samantha Ohmer, Matthew Pestrak, and Kelly Regan.  Matthew Pestrak and Kirsten Johnson were awarded $1,000 Travel Awards. In addition, Matthew Pestrak was presented the $500 Procter & Gamble Best Student Speaker Award.


 
  L-R: Dr. Joanna Groden, Matthew Pestrak, Kirsten Johnson, Dr. Jeffrey Parvin


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Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Video

The theme of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program is "The Biology of Human Disease." This graduate program trains students to investigate human disease through a process of integrating information across several traditional biomedical research disciplines. Our graduates possess a breadth of understanding for the mechanisms underlying human disease, which coupled with intensive integrative research training, positions our graduates for success in a wide range of career opportunities.

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