Council of Graduate Students (CGS)

The Council of Graduate Students advises the dean on any issues relevant to graduate students and serves as the official liaison between the graduate students and all other official Medical School entities. The responsibilities of the CGS include:

  • establishing mechanisms that allow graduate students to communicate and exchange information;
  • accumulating information representative of the views of graduate students and presenting those views to the dean; and
  • selecting representatives to the Medical School standing committees and subcommittees as described in the bylaws.

Chair: William Stokes,

Vice Chair: Madison Merfeld,



Medical School Graduate Student Anonymous Feedback to CGS: MS-CGS Anonymous Feedback Form

Faculty Administrative Liaison: Michael Lipscomb, PhD, Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Meeting Frequency and Details: CGS committee meetings will be held every other month at a minimum, with the option for holding additional meetings as needed

Council of Graduate Students (CGS) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)