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The VersatilePhD

Launched in Fall 2012, The Versatile PhD helps soon-to-be Ph.D.s explore non-academic careers.
Maria M. Coronel
Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Student Wins NIH Fellowship

Maria Coronel, a Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award (NRSA) doctoral fellowship.

Maria's research aims to improve the survival rate of tissue engineering constructs. Her work focuses on improving oxygen supply upon implantation, developing bioactive surfaces to provide constructs with biological cues that mimic the angiogenic mechanism that occurs naturally, and speeding up the revascularization process.

This highly-competitive award provides a four year stipend, travel allowance, and partial tuition coverage for eligible applicants in health-related biomedical and behavioral research areas.

Maria's departmental mentor, Dr. Cherie Stabler noted that, "I am exceptionally proud of Maria's accomplishment in securing this award. She scored in the highest percentile of the applicants and most certainly deserves this recognition."

Upon learning of Maria's award, Dean James M. Tien expressed both gratitude for Dr. Stabler's mentoring of this exceptional student and pride in the exceptional caliber of the College's graduate students overall.



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Next National Panel Discussion: "Careers in Nonprofits"
Studying humanities or social science? Interested in nonprofits? Learn about this satisfying career path from humanities and social science Ph.D.s currently in the field. The national panel discussion will take place on the Versatile PhD site in the Humanities and Social Science Forum. Visit www.miami.edu/vphd to log in and participate. Panelists introduce themselves on Monday, January 28 and answer questions through Friday, February 1.

If you miss the discussion, no worries. You'll be able to access the archived discussion through the Graduate School's subscription to the Premium Content Area. Log in from our www.miami.edu/vphd page to find this discussion along with other past topics.

Ph.D. students and alumni are welcome to log in, ask questions, or just visit the forum to read about what's being discussed.

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New E-mail Address for Sending Forms

Centralized submission process for sending forms to the Graduate School

We've made sending your academic forms to the Graduate School easier. Fax or e-mail your forms to our central gradforms@miami.edu address. Please use the new address to send the following forms:

  • Admission to Ph.D. Candidacy
  • Change of Major/Status/Degree
  • Course Change Request
  • Leave of Absence
  • New Course and Curriculum
  • Readmission to Graduate School
  • Time to Degree Extension
  • Transfer of Credit

NSF Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW)

This new NSF effort expands international research collaboration opportunities for US graduate students.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the new Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) in www.nsf.gov/grow.

With GROW, NSF Graduate Fellows can benefit from partnerships developed by NSF with funding organizations in other countries to develop international research collaborations.

For the last four years, GRFP has offered a pilot international research opportunity in cooperation with counterpart funding organizations in Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden, known as the Nordic Research Opportunity. GROW continues the Nordic opportunity with Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden and introduces new partnership opportunities to NSF Graduate Research Fellows in France, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore.

Details for each partner country differ and are available through links to their websites, grouped by geographic region, and accessed at www.nsf.gov/grow. As additional countries develop GROW partnerships with NSF, information for those countries will be added to the website to facilitate future planning.

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1/29 T 12p Toppel Career Center "Industry Job Search for Graduate Students" :: more
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