New Degree Programs in Integrated Biomedical Sciences

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Graduate College at Rush University will begin offering master’s and doctoral degrees in integrated biomedical sciences to students starting in fall 2016.

Students will receive training in broad-based basic science coursework and will have the opportunity to take part in research tailored to their areas of interest. The doctoral program, which was created with the help of a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will reserve several positions to help promote diversity and specialized training for underrepresented students.

“The goal of our newly created programs is to provide students with a broad educational foundation that will give them the tools they need to be innovative and collaborative problem solvers in different biomedical career sectors,” says Linda Baum, an immunologist at Rush and the director of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program. “In addition, the new training grant from the NIH will strengthen Rush’s academic and research excellence by helping to create a more diverse student body.”

For more information on the new degrees, visit the Graduate College’s website or call (312) 942-3589.