The Graduate College

RUSH 2022 Graduate Retreat  

On October 14-15th, 2022, RUSH Graduate College hosted its first annual research retreat. At this retreat, students were able to present their current research, hear from faculty about ongoing projects in their labs, present and observe poster presentations, create mentor/mentee relationships, and form bonds and memories with their peers. After challenging years of virtual learning, it was wonderful to see the mingling and collaborative initiative set forth by both students and faculty.

This research retreat would not be possible without our graduate college staff, our faculty presenters, the donations from the family and friends of Veronica Bernard, PhD (honorary), the Veronica Bernard Memorial Wellness Fund, and most importantly our one-of-a-kind students. A very special thank you to you all. We truly hope this event was just as special to you as it was to us, and we look forward to next year! 

About the Graduate College at Rush University

Our graduates are well prepared for rewarding careers as scientists, educators and leaders in academia, industry and government.

Meet the Graduate College administration, and Biotechnology, Clinical Research, and Integrated Biomedical Sciences faculty.

Graduate College academic programs

Through an interplay between course work and hands-on exposure in the lab, you can discover and contribute to the science that captures your imagination.

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Learn about our initiatives to foster an inclusive environment and support the success of a diverse graduate student body.

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Access free support to help you research and apply for fellowship and grant funding. 

Discover new horizons by utilizing the existing resources including professional development awards and attending the offered workshops and events.

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Connect with fellow alumni, find volunteer opportunities and share the spirit of RUSH University after graduation.


This is a time of unprecedented discoveries in the biomedical sciences, and the Graduate College strives to develop the next generation of exceptional research and health care professionals.
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