Graduate Programs Council (GPC)

In collaboration with the Graduate School, the Graduate Programs Council (GPC) provides oversight to the Master’s and PhD degree-granting programs that have their administrative home in the Medical School. The responsibilities of the GPC include:

  • discussing and making recommendations to graduate programs regarding best practices in graduate education; 
  • providing advice to the Medical School and Graduate School deans regarding the distribution of funds that support graduate education in the Medical School; and
  • consulting with the Graduate School and Medical School administrations regarding graduate education.

Committee Chair: To be determined

Committee Co-Chair: To be determined

Committee Members:

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

Committee Meeting Frequency and Details:  Twice a year, once per semester

Contact for further information: Genne Fritts, mcand003@umn.edu

Graduate Programs Committee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

The Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs Committee (BSGPC) is a standing subcommittee of the GPC.

  • BSGPC
  • BSGPC

    The responsibilities of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs Committee (BSGPC) include operational oversight of the graduate programs housed, in whole or in part, in the basic science departments of the Twin Cities campus.

    Committee Members:

    Faculty Administrative Liaisons: 

    • Michael Lipscomb, PhD, Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology
    • Danielle Watt, PhD, Director, Office of Biomedical Graduate Research, Education and Training (BGREAT)

    Committee Meeting Frequency and Details: Meets annually

    Contact for further information: Genne Fritts, mcand003@umn.edu