Office of Biomedical Graduate Research, Education & Training (BGREAT)

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The BGREAT office and the Office of Professional Development serve as resources for current and prospective graduate students in the biomedical sciences. We encourage students at all stages of their training to contact us to ask questions about the University of Minnesota, our graduate programs and our student services.

BGREAT supports graduate student academic and personal success with resources to foster their retention and graduation.

Click to read the winter 2020 Welcome Message from Associate Dean, Colin Campbell.

Colin's Office Hours will be held via Zoom. Come talk with the Dean about anything.

Current Graduate Students

BGREAT services for graduate students:

  • The Office of Professional Development provides biomedical graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with resources and opportunities in career education and professional development
  • Administer the funds for the recipients of the Dean's Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, the Medical School Graduate Fellowship
  • Coordinate annual 3 Minute Thesis competition
  • Maintain the web list of graduate student resources
  • Serve as advisor for the Association of Multicultural Scientists student group
  • Serve as advisor for the local chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
  • Serve on the ADGE's Graduate Student Advisory Board
  • Support the student committee that organizes the annual Graduate Student Research Recognition Day
  • You are invited to meet with Dean Campbell during his Office Hours:
    • Room 733 Mayo
    • On all Fridays EXCEPT the following: Feb 8, May 31 and shorter hours (3:45 - 5) on March 1

Prospective Graduate Students

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach provides services for undergraduate and postbaccalaureate scholars interested in pursuing graduate training: