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Clarifying Purpose in Your Current Academic Project

Friday, June 18, 2021 9:00am to 12:00pm
Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going—Clarifying Purpose in Your Current Academic Project with Humanities for the Public Good and Liberating Structures June 14 + June 18, 9 am - 12noon When the pandemic hit, many of you set aside academic projects to respond to campus and community needs. This pair of free, virtual Liberating Structures workshops invites participants to consider how you might carry hard won knowledge from this year into your current arts or scholarly project as we re-emerge…

Panel on Training to be a Researcher: Preparing to Pursue a PhD

Monday, June 21, 2021 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Interested in pursuing a PhD in a biomedical field?  Our panelists will discuss multiple graduate training programs and admission pathways.  Please contact the FUTURE in Biomedicine Program at for the Zoom link.  Panel members: Rainbo Hultman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Matt Potthoff, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology and Director of the Molecular Medicine Graduate Program Mike Anderson, PhD, Professor…

Overview of Medical Scientist Training Program (NIH MSTP): Combined MD & PhD Training

Monday, June 28, 2021 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Interested in pursuing a combination MD and PhD degree?  Come hear the experts & ask your questions!  Please contact the FUTURE in Biomedicine Program at for the Zoom link. Panel members: Linda Varvel, Administrative Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program MSTP student representatives Sponsored by the FUTURE in Biomedicine Program
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Dean John Keller

Servant Leader: John Keller

Guiding graduate and professional students onto successful careers was been the most rewarding part of Keller's time as dean.
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Eichmann Retires as Director of SLIS

Dave Eichmann is stepping down as director of the School of Library & Information Science after more than two decades of service.
Jackson Russo

Creating New Possibilities for Treating Chronic Pain

Fourth-year Pharmaceutics graduate student Jackson Russo is studying poloxamers that convert from liquid to gel with heat, in order to more effectively treat chronic wounds.
Ebenezer Adeyemi

Identifying Advocacy Methods for Marginalized Communities

Ebenezer Adeyemi, a PhD candidate in anthropology, is analyzing how people in marginalized communities can effectively advocate for resources.