Program Committees

Executive Committee: The Physiological Sciences Program is administered by an Executive Committee that consists of members who represent the major areas of Physiological Sciences.  These members include the Chair of the Program, the Chairs of the standing committees, one at-large member and one student representative. The Executive Committee is responsible for administering the graduate program in Physiological Sciences.

  • Ben Renquist, PS GIDP Chair
  • Scott Boitano, Program Committee Chair
  • Andy Fuglevand, Teaching Committee Chair
  • Frank Duca, Recruitment & Admissions Committee Chair 
  • TBA, Activities Committee Chair
  • Ashley Snider, Finance Committee Chair 
  • Hallie Wachsmuth, PhD Student Representative

Program Committee: Responsible for curriculum and course development, evaluation of graduate student progress, maintenance of the Graduate Handbook (which states the policies and procedures for graduate education), and mediation of the concerns and grievances of graduate students.  Graduate students are encouraged to consult with any member of the Program Committee to resolve any issue related to their graduate education that is of concern. 

Teaching Committee: Responsible for assigning teaching responsibilities to all students who have completed their first year and for insuring that all students receive an evaluation of their teaching abilities both from the students they teach and from a faculty member. Also, governs PS Student Forum which is a professional skills development held every two weeks, co-administered by the students and faculty, to foster an interactive environment for the dissemination of program research. Students present research progress every year in the program and receive detailed feedback on how to improve their presentation skills.

Recruitment & Admissions Committee: Responsible for publicizing the Program, recruiting, evaluating applicants, and recommending admission of qualified candidates to the Executive Committee.

Activities Committee: Has the charge of promoting social and professional interdisciplinary activities among the participants (graduate students, postdocs, and faculty) of the Physiological Sciences Program.

Finance Committee: Responsible for leading recommendations on program financials in collaboration with program administration. 

Physiological Sciences GIDP
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