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General Student Advising

Dr. Natalie Sirisaengtaksin, Program Manager, Academic Affairs, is the primary contact for students. She is happy to assist students and faculty and can be reached at 713.500.9870 or Natalie.Sirisaengtaksin@uth.tmc.edu. Drop-ins are welcome.

Bunny Perez, Chief of Student Records, our school's registration expert and administrator of the Academic Standards Committee, is also available to help students and faculty. Contact Bunny at 713.500.9871 or Lourdes.V.Perez@uth.tmc.edu.

Career and IDP Advising

Dr. Raquel Ybañez Salinas, Assistant Director of Career Development, is the primary contact for students seeking advice related to their career development or individual development plan (IDP). She provides individualized sessions for career exploration, resume/CV, internship or job search, interview preparation, and IDP advising. Students wishing to schedule an advising appointment should visit https://calendly.com/raquel-y-salinas. Dr. Salinas can be reached at 713.500.9860 or Raquel.Y.Salinas@uth.tmc.edu.

Academic Deans

The GSBS Academic Deans are available to counsel all students. Students can meet with the deans for general academic advice or for counseling on issues related to research, interactions with the advisor or lab-mates, or performance in courses. First-year students are welcome to come in to discuss the general degree requirements and expectations, past coursework and to discuss questions related to integrating into the research and academic environment.  

The deans can address your questions or concerns via email or in person. Appointments are not necessary, but are encouraged. 

Dr. Bill Mattox, Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Education, can be reached at 713.500.8802 or William.Mattox@uth.tmc.edu.  

Dr. Ellen Richie, Assistant Dean, is located at the UT MD Anderson Science Park in Smithville, Texas, and is available to assist students at that campus. She can be reached at 512.237.2403 or erichie@mdanderson.org.

Program Directors and Program Coordinators/Managers

Each GSBS Program has a Director and a Manager who are able to address Program-specific questions related to the program's requirements and processes. A list of Program Directors and Managers can be found here.


Talk2GSBS

Do you have a question about GSBS, but you don't know who to ask?  Do you have a complaint?  A compliment? Please send your questions or comments to Talk2GSBS@uth.tmc.edu. Emails sent to this address will be forwarded to the relevant GSBS Dean, Associate Dean or staff person at GSBS for rapid response and resolution.