Message from the Dean
'Our goal is to provide you with the tools needed to undertake the challenges of tomorrow.'
Welcome to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Your interest in us suggests you are an individual with vision and concern for the future. Biomedical research and the health sciences have transformed our understanding of the human condition and provided new ways to prevent, treat and cure disease. Although we have made tremendous progress, there are still many among us who suffer from Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, cancer, heart disease and diabetes. We must prepare for new challenges and future needs to preserve human health.
The graduate programs at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth are ready to assist you in obtaining the training you need for a career in this exciting field. Our graduate faculty members are dedicated to creating an environment that is stimulating, creative and challenging. Our faculty members have distinguished themselves nationally and internationally for their research programs that utilize state-of-the-art technology.
The institution's centers of research excellence are providing leadership in areas of national need and include heart disease, diabetes, cancer, infectious diseases, vision, Alzheimer's disease and aging. To complement these areas are our interests in neuroscience, cell biology, genetics, immunology and molecular biology that utilize technology such as proteomics, gene arrays, nanotechology and nanophotonics, cellular imaging and laser microdissection.
We recognize the importance of diversity in our student population and the research areas that derive from an understanding of all cultures. Our graduate school has been nationally recognized for achieving a well-balanced representation of diverse populations that is reflective of our society. By studying in this environment, you will be better prepared to apply your knowledge through research that will benefit us all.
Our biomedical sciences programs are designed with an integrated core curriculum that provides students a broad foundation of knowledge in the biomedical sciences with advanced courses that enhance specialty training in selected disciplines. Our curriculum teaches a team approach to solving complex problems and promoting the understanding of the biological principles that govern healthy lifestyles. Our goal is to provide you with the tools needed to undertake the challenges of tomorrow.
We are pleased that you have selected the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth for your graduate training. The graduate faculty and I welcome you aboard for a most interesting expedition into the future.