Message from the Dean
he Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is proud to be celebrating its 20th year anniversary. Today, the GSBS continues its prominent role in shaping the future of our biomedical workforce by providing high quality education and training of our PhD and Masters students to become the educators, researchers and professionals of tomorrow. Mentoring, teaching and training our students are our talented and dedicated faculty, who use state-of-the-art technology and training methods to tackle such major biomedical problems as cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Our graduate programs are designed with an integrated curriculum at its core that provides students with a broad foundation of knowledge in the biomedical sciences. In addition, our students take several advanced courses that enhance their training in a particular specialty within their selected discipline. Our curriculum promotes a team approach to solving complex problems that we believe is essential to better understand the biological principles that govern health and disease. These didactic and problem-based learning experiences, together with the ‘hands-on’ training that our students gain, are equipping our students with the tools to undertake the challenges of tomorrow.
The GSBS has also been nationally recognized for achieving a well-balanced representation of diverse populations that is reflective of our society. By studying in this environment, we believe our students are not only better prepared to immerse themselves into the “real world” environment, but will have been inculcated with the motivation to apply their training in a way that benefits us all, across the spectrum of age, gender and ethnicity.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center is also somewhat unique from the standpoint that we have a Graduate School, a medical school (the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, TCOM), the UNT System College of Pharmacy, the School of Public Health, and the School of Health Professions, all on the same campus. As such, the opportunities for inter-professional education and research are extraordinary, and mirror the real-world model of interdisciplinary teams solving complex problems.
The successes of the Graduate School of Biomedical Science at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth are a testament to our faculty, staff, students and alumni. After 20 years, we recognize that there are many challenges in biomedicine still ahead, and hope you will join us in the process of scientific inquiry and discovery, towards making a healthier tomorrow.