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2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Sciences, PhD


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Admission

This program maintains an admission process unique to the program. Prospective students are encouraged to review the admission  requirements in order to best prepare themselves for a successful future at EVMS.

Academic Calendar

This program maintains an academic calendar unique to the program that includes exam schedules. All students are encouraged to review the academic calendar  in order to be successful at EVMS.

Tuition and Fees Process

This program maintains a tuition and fees process unique to the program. All students are encouraged to review the tuition and fees process  in order to best prepare themselves for a successful future at EVMS.

Curriculum


The Biomedical Sciences PhD program curriculum contains multidisciplinary training that prepares students for careers in research. Core coursework and lab rotations provide students with a broad background in the biomedical sciences, while advanced training is individualized depending on the student’s interests. Fields of study focus on the molecular, cellular or organismal basis of human diseases, including cancer biology, cardiovascular physiology, endocrinology, infectious disease, neurobiology and reproduction.

Our program aims to develop graduates who will pursue careers as independent investigators with an appreciation for both basic and clinical aspects of biomedical research.

Course Sequence - 1st Year


Course Sequence - 2nd Year


Term 5 | Spring 2024


Term 6 | Summer 2024


Course Sequence - 3rd and Subsequent Years


This part of the curriculum consists of original dissertation research, writing of the dissertation and the oral defense of the dissertation.

  • Fall semesters: Oral Communication Forum, Research
  • Spring semesters: Oral Communication Forum, Research
  • Summer sessions: Research

*Electives (2-6 credits, as available)

 

 

Advanced Electives


This listing is a sample of advanced electives that may be chosen. Additional electives are developed based on the interests of students:

  • Other EVMS Courses**
  • Old Dominion University (ODU) Courses**

Biomedical Sciences Graduate Courses


Old Dominion University Courses (ODU)


  • BIOL 701 - Practical Computing for Biology (ODU) 3 Credit Hours
  • MDTS 730 - Chromosome Biology and Human Disease (ODU) 3 Credit Hours

or

  • MDTS 830 - Chromosome Biology and Human Disease (ODU) 3 Credit Hours
  • CS 723 - Introduction of Bioinformatics (ODU) 3 Credit Hours

or

  • CS 823 - Introduction of Bioinformatics (ODU) 3 Credit Hours

Note


*Not all elective courses are offered every term and year

**Courses offered are subject to change - please make sure to inquire with the program

 

 

Faculty and Staff


Program Director

Anca Dobrian, PhD, FAHA, Professor

Program Staff

Diana Colon

Faculty

Frank Castora, PhD, Professor

Diane Duffy, PhD, Professor

Eva Forgacs-Lonart, PhD, Associate Professor

Frank Lattanzio, PhD, Professor

Gerald Pepe, PhD, Chair

Howard White, PhD, Professor

 

 

 

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