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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Overview of the week's schedule

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

7:00 a.m.         Breakfast and Sign In

8:00 a.m.         Welcome and Introductions               

9:00 a.m.         Introduction to Grad School (slides)

9:30 a.m.         Finance overview (slides)

11:30 a.m.       Faculty Seminar (slides)

12:00 p.m.       Lunch

1:00 p.m.         Academic Overview

2:00 p.m.         Benefits

3:00 p.m.         Office of International Affairs/Break

4:00 p.m.         Ethics Overview (slides)

4:30 p.m.         Title IX Training (slides)

5:00 p.m.         IT Security (slides)

5:30 p.m.         Student Seminar (slides)

6:00 p.m.         Boxed Dinner


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

7:00 a.m.         Breakfast and Sign In                        

8:00 a.m.         Faculty Seminar (slides)

8:30 a.m.         Choosing a Mentor Panel Discussion    

10:00 a.m.       Intruder Training (slides)

11:00 a.m.       Lab Safety (slides)

12:00 p.m.       Lunch [Large Classroom - BSRB S3.8371]

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

Neima Briggs - (Advisor: Jagannadha Sastry, PhD- Immunology Program
Meaghan Roy-O'Reilly (Advisor: Louise McCullough, MD, PhD) - Immunology Program
Sara Siegel - (Advisor: Hung Ton-That, PhD) - Neuroscience Program
Yifan Wang - (Advisor: Steven Lin, MD, PhD) - Cancer Biology Program

2:30 p.m.         Research Advising

4:00 p.m.       Faculty Seminar (slides)

4:30 p.m.       Registration Q&A [GSBS Student Computer Lab - BSRB S3.8112]

5:30 p.m.        Student Seminar

6:00 p.m.         Boxed Dinner    


Wednesday, August 22
Locations listed below

7:00 a.m.         Breakfast and Sign In [Onstead Auditorium]                       

8:00 a.m.         Faculty Seminar [Onstead Auditorium] (slides)

8:30 a.m.         HIPAA Compliance [Onstead Auditorium] (slides)

9:00 a.m.       Forms Due Session [Onstead Auditorium] 

10:30 a.m.       Career Development [Onstead and GSBS Computer Lab – BSRB S3.8112]

12:30 p.m.       Lunch [Large Classroom - BSRB S3.8371]

1:30 p.m.         Student Seminar [Large Classroom - BSRB S3.8371] (slides)

2:00 p.m.         Scientific Modules [Medical School]

4:30 p.m.         Speed Networking with GSBS Faculty [Medical School - MSB 5.001]

5:30 p.m.         Student Seminar [Large Classroom - BSRB S3.8371] (slides)

6:00 p.m.         Boxed Dinner


Thursday, August 23
Locations listed below

7:00 a.m.         Breakfast and Sign In [Large Classroom – BSRB S3.8371]                                          

8:00 a.m.         Transportation to South Campus

8:30 a.m.         Scientific Modules [South Campus]

11:00 p.m.       Transportation to GSBS

11:30 a.m.       Speed Networking with GSBS Faculty [South Campus at BSRB (Large Classroom - BSRB S3.8371)]

12:30 p.m.       Lunch

1:30 p.m.         Student Services [Onstead Auditorium] 

3:00 p.m.         Practical Knowledge [Onstead Auditorium] (links)

4:00 p.m.         Graduate Student Association (GSA) - Grad School Hacks / Virtual Tour of Houston PDF of slides (slides - large file)

6:00 p.m.         Pizza with GSA [Onstead Auditorium] 


Friday, August 24
All events to be held in Onstead Auditorium, BSRB 3rd floor unless otherwise noted

7:00 a.m.         Breakfast and Sign In                        

8:00 a.m.         Faculty Seminar (slides)

8:30 a.m.         Student Wellness (slides)

9:30 a.m.         Student Groups

10:30 a.m.       ORCID iD [GSBS Computer Lab - BSRB S3.8112]

                                        Students whose last names start with A-H  10:30 am - 11:00 am
                                        Students whose last names start with J-P 11:00 am - 11:30 am
                                        Students whose last names start with Q-Z 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

12:00 p.m.       Lunch

1:00 p.m.         Faculty Seminar (slides)

1:30 p.m.         Scientific Modules [North Campus]

4:00 p.m.         Speed Networking with GSBS Faculty [GSBS Large Classroom - BSRB S3.8371]

5:00 p.m.         Friday Afternoon Club (FAC)  [Onstead Forum, 3rd Floor BSRB]
                                                                                                                                                             Last updated August 24, 2018


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