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1 GPiBS (Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences) is offered through the Graduate College at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. All students complete course work and then select a specific program or department for their Ph.D. research in biomedical science.

2 Participating Departments Adjacent to the OUHSC campus in Oklahoma City lies OMRF, a non- profit research institution whose exclusive mission is biomedical research. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Cell Biology Microbiology & Immunology Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience Pathology Physiology GPiBS

3 OUHSC Laboratories Span Diverse Research Areas Vaccine development Vaccine development Transplantation Transplantation Cardiovascular disease Cardiovascular disease Metabolic disorders Metabolic disorders Autoimmunity Autoimmunity HIV HIV Neuroscience Neuroscience Diabetes Diabetes Cancer Cancer Arthritis/Inflammation Arthritis/Inflammation Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s disease Aging Aging Psychopharmacology Psychopharmacology

4 Typical Path for GPiBS Students Apply and get accepted to GPiBS Classes - Journal Clubs - Seminars - Lab Rotations Pick a Lab Continue Coursework and Take Qualifying Exam Formulate a Research Proposal Carry out Research, Present Findings and Publish Papers Year 1 Defend Dissertation and Receive PhD Year 2 Years 3,4,(5)

5 Apply and Get Accepted to GPiBS Complete the online application (https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=uok-hs) Complete the online application (https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=uok-hs) Print a copy of completed application and send the following to Brenda Callahan (address listed on GPiBS website): Print a copy of completed application and send the following to Brenda Callahan (address listed on GPiBS website): –Printed Application –Official Transcripts –3 letters of recommendation –Goals/Purpose Statement –GRE Scores –International Students also need to send TOEFL Scores and WES review

6 GPiBS Admission Requirements Undergraduate degree in relevant area Undergraduate degree in relevant area 3.0 GPA in last 60 credit hours 3.0 GPA in last 60 credit hours GRE required GRE required Foreign applicants - ≥213 TOEFL Foreign applicants - ≥213 TOEFL 3 letters of recommendation 3 letters of recommendation Purpose/Goals statement Purpose/Goals statement

7 Courses Strongly Recommended Before Entering GPiBS Biochemistry – 1 semester Biochemistry – 1 semester Organic Chemistry with lab – 2 semesters Organic Chemistry with lab – 2 semesters Physics – 1 semester Physics – 1 semester Calculus – 1 semester Calculus – 1 semester Upper Division Biology classes such as: Upper Division Biology classes such as: –Physiology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Microbiology…

8 GPiBS Program - Year 1 Fall semester Fall semester –Molecular systems I and II (M-Th 8:30-11:00) –Cellular Systems I and II (M-Th 8:30-11:00) –Three journal clubs of choice (Friday 9-10) –Scientific integrity (Friday 10:30-11:30) –Two laboratory rotations Spring semester Spring semester –Immunology (2) –Molecular basis of disease (1) –Integrative physiology (1) –Neurobiology (1) –Seven other selective courses from a wide range of topics –One and possibly two laboratory rotations

9 Laboratory Rotations - Year 1 Picking Rotation Mentors during first year Picking Rotation Mentors during first year –Mentor list for laboratory rotations can be found on the GPiBS website –Program Faculty link allows you to look over the research interests of over 80 current mentors (the list is always expanding) Choose a laboratory and enter a specific department for the remainder of your studies and research training Choose a laboratory and enter a specific department for the remainder of your studies and research training

10 How Do I Pay for Graduate Education? Full tuition waiver Full tuition waiver Stipend - $21,500 per year Stipend - $21,500 per year Health Insurance benefits Health Insurance benefits

11 Research Scholar and McNair Awards NSF EPSCoR Scholars Program NSF EPSCoR Scholars Program –$5,000 award for outstanding applicant (salary supplement for first year) GPiBS Research Scholar Award GPiBS Research Scholar Award –$2,000 award for up to three GPiBS students at end of first year (travel, meetings, books…) McNair Scholar Award McNair Scholar Award –$5,000 stipend supplement for 4 years –$500 in either travel or research support –Must have successfully completed an undergraduate McNair program and have at least a 3.50 grade point average in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework –http://w3.ouhsc.edu/graduate/wordfiles/McNair_Allumni_Awa rds.doc

12 Numerous Career Options Academic Research Academic Research –Teaching –Government sponsored research –Industry sponsored research Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmaceutical Industry –Biotechnology Government Agencies Government Agencies –Health management and policy –Forensics –Homeland Security Many others - CDC, USDA, EPA, FBI, CIA… Many others - CDC, USDA, EPA, FBI, CIA…

13 Summer Research Opportunities Undergraduate Research Internships SURE Program (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience) SURE Program (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience) INBRE Summer Research Program INBRE Summer Research Program NARCH NARCH Visit GPiBS website and contact potential mentors directly Visit GPiBS website and contact potential mentors directly Allows undergraduate students to perform research and gain valuable experience

14 Summer Research Opportunities Applicants must have completed two years of undergraduate study at an institution in the United States and must be in good standing. Applicants must have completed two years of undergraduate study at an institution in the United States and must be in good standing. A record of high academic achievement in science course work is expected. A record of high academic achievement in science course work is expected. Two letters of recommendation from faculty mentors or instructors are required. Two letters of recommendation from faculty mentors or instructors are required. A one page statement of career goals is required that includes a brief discussion of the applicant’s interest in biomedical research. A one page statement of career goals is required that includes a brief discussion of the applicant’s interest in biomedical research. QUALIFICATIONS

15 Summer Research Opportunities SURE, INBRE, and NARCH summer programs last nine weeks during the months of June and July. SURE, INBRE, and NARCH summer programs last nine weeks during the months of June and July. Participants will devote a minimum of 40- hours a week to the program. Participants will devote a minimum of 40- hours a week to the program. Participants arrive in Oklahoma City on the weekend preceding the start of their program where they will begin orientation sessions that will include training for laboratory safety, radiation safety, library resources, etc. Participants arrive in Oklahoma City on the weekend preceding the start of their program where they will begin orientation sessions that will include training for laboratory safety, radiation safety, library resources, etc. ORIENTATION

16 Summer Research Opportunities Participants will have the opportunity to enroll in three semester hours of undergraduate credit in Advanced Studies in Biomedical Research - BMSC Tuition will be waived; however, students will be responsible for all applicable fees. Participants will have the opportunity to enroll in three semester hours of undergraduate credit in Advanced Studies in Biomedical Research - BMSC Tuition will be waived; however, students will be responsible for all applicable fees. All summer programs provide stipends of at least $3,000. All summer programs provide stipends of at least $3,000. Application deadlines are February 1 st, 2007 for SURE and NARCH and November, 2006 for INBRE. Application deadlines are February 1 st, 2007 for SURE and NARCH and November, 2006 for INBRE. COURSE CREDIT, STIPEND, and DEADLINES

17 Summer Research Opportunities Additional details about the SURE and the NARCH programs, including the application materials, may be found online at grams.htm Additional details about the SURE and the NARCH programs, including the application materials, may be found online at grams.htm Details about the INBRE program and its application materials may be found online at Details about the INBRE program and its application materials may be found online athttp://www.okinbre.org/ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

18 GPiBS General Information Over 80 research laboratories to choose from Over 80 research laboratories to choose from Applications are examined on an ongoing basis until all positions are filled Applications are examined on an ongoing basis until all positions are filled Please visit our website for more information Please visit our website for more information Located in Oklahoma City

19 Contact Information Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences 940 Stanton L. Young Blvd. P.O. Box 26901, BMSB 332 Oklahoma City, OK (tel) (fax)


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