MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

***New Program Starting Summer 2021***


The Academy at the GSBS is designed to train the next generation of leaders in the field of biomedical sciences.  The main goal of The Academy at the GSBS is to provide high-level and effective training to individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds who pursue PhDs in the biomedical sciences. By actively participating in this program, students will gain the skills necessary to thrive in graduate school such as time management, navigating their biomedical career, and effective scientific communication. The Academy provides academic, professional and social enhancement skills for our students to build a fulfilling biomedical science career beyond the GSBS.


In addition to the many benefits of being a GSBS Student, both Full* and Associate scholars receive the following:

(*Full Scholars receive a scholarship in addition to their stipend)


Full and Associate Scholars are selected after the GSBS has offered admission and/or once the offer is accepted.


Program Activities 2021-2022

Summer pre-orientation program (Date TBD)

Monthly academic year seminars/activities

Supplemental peer and individualized mentoring


Program Contact

Nicolle Patterson, MS
Program Manager

Cherilynn R. Shadding, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Diversity, Career Development, Alumni Affairs