GSBS Dean’s Report – Faculty Senate 8/12/13



·         The GSBS-sponsored 22nd year of the 10-week Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) ended last Friday August 9th.  The final, judged Poster Session was followed with an Awards Ceremony and certificates of completion were given to each participant.  An evening farewell dinner completed the day.


·         GSBS beta tested a brief Alumni Survey accompanied by an explanatory letter (attached).  Also attached is a summary of the 108 responses.


·         An external review of the GSBS Master of Medical Science (MMS) Program will occur on campus August 23rd.  The chair of the review team is Dr. Sam Strada, Dean of Medicine at the University of South Alabama. Other members of the team are Dr Karl Anderson and Dr. Shakeel Ansari.


·         New GSBS students begin orientation with the all-school opening event on Saturday, August 17th.   The GSBS will host a dinner meeting of the executive committee of its alumni association (GSBS Associates) at UTMB’s Open Gates Conference Center on Tues Aug 20th.   On Wednesday, August 21st, in Levin North, our annual Community of Scholars Ceremony will be held featuring both faculty and student speakers.