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Overview of the week's schedule

Monday, August 19
All events to be held in Onstead Auditorium, BSRB 3rd floor unless otherwise noted

7:30 a.m.         Breakfast and Sign In

8:00 a.m.         Welcome and Introductions               

9:00 a.m.         Introduction to Grad School - Joya Chandra, PhD

9:30 a.m.         Finance overview 

11:00 a.m.       Academic Overview

12:00 p.m.       Lunch

1:00 p.m.         Faculty Seminar - Traver Hart, PhD

1:30 p.m.         Benefits

2:30 p.m.         Office of International Affairs/Break

3:30 p.m.         Ethics Overview - Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, MA

4:00 p.m.         Title IX Training - Deana Moylan

4:30 p.m.         IT Security - Michael Valladolid


Tuesday, August 20
All events to be held in Onstead Auditorium, BSRB 3rd floor unless otherwise noted

7:30 a.m.         Breakfast and Sign In                        

8:00 a.m.         Intruder Training

9:00 a.m.        Lab Safety 

10:00 a.m.      Research Advising

11:30 a.m.      Faculty Seminar - Rebecca Berdeaux, PhD

12:00 p.m.      Lunch

1:00 p.m.       Presidents' Research Scholars Symposium

2:30 p.m.       Program Sessions 


Wednesday, August 21
All events to be held in Onstead Auditorium, BSRB 3rd floor unless otherwise noted

7:30 a.m.         Breakfast and Sign In                       

8:00 a.m.         HIPAA Compliance - Matthew Bourgeois, JD, MDACC Institutional Compliance

8:30 a.m.        Forms Due Session [Onstead Auditorium and Forum] 

10:00 a.m.       Choosing a Mentor Panel Discussion 

11:30 a.m.       Faculty Seminar - Swathi Arur, PhD

12:00 p.m.      Lunch 

1:00 p.m.        Faculty Seminar - Shuxing Zhang, PhD

1:30 p.m.        Program Sessions

4:00 p.m.         Student Groups


Thursday, August 22
All events to be held in Onstead Auditorium, BSRB 3rd floor unless otherwise noted

7:30 a.m.         Breakfast and Sign In                         

8:00 a.m.         Program Sessions

10:30 a.m.       Career Development - Cherilynn Shadding, PhD 

12:00 p.m.       Lunch

1:00 p.m.         Faculty Seminar - Qingchun Tong, PhD

1:30 p.m.        Optional Assistance/Break

2:30 p.m.         Graduate Student Association (GSA) - Grad School Hacks / Virtual Tour of Houston (SLIDES)

4:30 p.m.         Pizza with GSA and Peer Mentors


Friday, August 23
All events to be held in Onstead Auditorium, BSRB 3rd floor unless otherwise noted

7:30 a.m.         Breakfast and Sign In                        

8:00 a.m.         Faculty Seminar - Ronald DePinho, MD

8:30 a.m.         Student Wellness 

9:30 a.m.         Student Services 

11:00 a.m.      Being Part of a Community Cherilynn Shadding, PhD 

12:30 p.m.       Lunch

1:30 p.m.         Faculty Seminar - Anne-Marie Krachler, PhD

2:00 p.m.         Program Sessions

4:30 p.m.         Faculty Seminar - Kevin McBride, PhD

5:00 p.m.         Friday Afternoon Club (FAC)  [Onstead Forum, 3rd Floor BSRB]
                                                                                                                                                             Last updated August 23, 2019


For questions regarding Orientation, please contact Karen Weinberg or Cheryl Spitzenberger.