Biomedical Graduate Programs

Office of Biomedical Graduate Education resides in the School of Medicine and coordinates activities that are not specific to individual programs but impact all graduate students associated with the School of Medicine and its interdisciplinary programs. These activities include the Responsible Conduct in Research retreat held at the Beaufort Marine Laboratory each fall for new students and the RCR retraining session required of students at the end of the third year.  It ensures that students create an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and organizes career planning sessions. It administers several fellowships for biomedical students including the Chancellor’s Scholars Fellowship, which awards fellowships to outstanding international and domestic students, and the Biomedical Graduate Fellowship for underrepresented students. It also aids in program assessment, implementation of standardized policies within the biomedical programs and the preparation of training grants. It also serves as the administrative home for the Office of Biomedical Graduate Diversity and several interdisciplinary programs. 

The office is directed by the Associate Dean for Biomedical Graduate Education, Dona Chikaraishi, Ph.D. (, under the auspices of the Vice Dean for Basic Research.  

Office address: 

GSRB1, Room 2073
905 Lasalle Street
Durham, NC  27710