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1 Founded 1994 Accredited by WASC in 2001 Began with 4 students in 1994, presently ca 80 students on campus, over 90 graduates. Irell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences

2 City of Hope is recognized worldwide for its compassionate patient care, innovative science and translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies.

3 Why Have a Graduate School? City of Hope Mission Statement: City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution… Beckman Research Institute Mission Statement: The objective of the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope is to support innovative and creative research and to educate future scientists in the biological sciences.

4 Graduate students are the engines that drive progress in biomedical research. Tom Cech, PhD, HHMI Science (2000) City of Hope students have been authors on 300+ publications. Why Have a Graduate School?

5 Alumni Postdocs at Harvard, Stanford, Scripps, UCSF, USC, Caltech, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UCI, UCSD, Vanderbilt, Harvard, MRC Edinburgh, University of Texas, Burnham InstituteOther institutes Leading research teams at Pfizer-Wyeth and Genaissance Senior scientists at ISIS and Allergan Director of Research at the Stem Cell Research Institute of California Teaching at Pomona College, Cal State LA and Cal State Northridge

6 Students pay no tuition and receive a $30,0000 stipend, plus health and dental insurance Students beyond second year are supported by research grants Graduate School Endowment has c.$ 10 million Finances

7 Graduate School Building (Beckman Bldg) Classrooms Teaching Lab Lounge Bistro Study Space Office Space

8 Student Housing Several apartments and houses, can accommodate all in coming students 400/month rent includes utilities

9 Students / Recruitment Entering class varies from 10 to 15 / year out of an applicant pool of approximately 200 per year. Students need good grades, excellent GRE scores, strong letters of recommendation and undergraduate research experience.

10 Curriculum Biological Sciences-Immunology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Cancer Biology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Endocrinology, Molecular Medicine, Neurosciences New chemical and structural biology track this year. DVM-Ph.D. program

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12 The Graduate School fulfills City of Hopes mission and increases the productivity of research. We are training the scientists of the future in biomedical research. The 21 st century is the century of biology.

13 How Do I apply? Electronic Application Form-will need transcripts, GRE scores and three letters of recommendation

14 The Graff Library

15 Overview Instructional support Outreach services Partnerships and collaborations Mainstay library services Communication and information dissemination Scholarly communication

16 Instruction: How the Library Supports Our Students and Faculty Part of student orientation Integrated into two core courses: –Bioinformatics –Fundamentals of Scientific Research

17 Outreach Services: How the Library Brings the Services to Our Students and Faculty Library Office Hours Scholarly Communication Office Hours Back to School annual event Librarians attend graduate school events and other events aimed at graduate students

18 Mainstay Library Services: Going Back to Basics Free interlibrary loans Free printing and copying Library as place –24/7/365 access to the Graff Library building –Their own reading room; a quiet place –Study rooms Journal and book collections –Very vocal about what they need and why they need it; let the library know when access is down

19 Partnerships and Collaborations: Working Together Library Advisory Committee 2011 focus group Collections –Dissertations highlighted in catalog –Career and Professional Development book collection Encourage a culture of feedback

20 Library Video

21 Communication and Information Dissemination: Multiple Channels Mean More Opportunities Graff Library monthly newsletter via Library events listed on campus master calendar Highlights from Graff Library, the library blog Facebook presence Informal conversations

22 Scholarly Communication: A Relatively New Realm Support student use of Turnitin, plagiarism detection software Assist with uploading dissertations via Proquest/UMI Provide consultations and training on EndNote (COH has a site license) Help faculty with NIH Public Access Policy compliance Promote tools that help students/faculty find a journal to submit their manuscript Developing an institutional repository for publications

23 Acknowledgments Andrea Lynch-Scholarly Communication Librarian Steve Novak-Associate Dean for Assessment


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