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To provide outstanding graduate education and postdoctoral training to meet the need for highly qualified researchers and educators in the life science and health care fields, and to advance knowledge through biomedical research


To excel in all facets of the training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and thereby gain national recognition for preparing outstanding biomedical scientists and educators whose contributions will advance knowledge in the life sciences


Diversity • Excellence • Innovation • Integrity • Mentorship • Scholarship • Scientific Curiosity


The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) values an inclusive environment with a diverse population of students, staff, and faculty to educate future scientists and other biomedical professionals and thereby best serve the nation’s research needs. Recruitment, development, retention, and advancement of diverse individuals, especially those under-represented in biomedical research, add value to biomedical education and research. These inclusive practices improve competency of diversity, broaden problem-solving capabilities of professional teams, and empower students to address gaps of knowledge in biomedical research. This statement is dynamic, reflecting our understanding of the evolving national and biomedical research environment.