GPiBS Policies, Procedures, and Committees

Attendance Policies

ATTENDANCE POLICY: MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR SYSTEMS

Attendance at lectures and tests is mandatory. The method for enforcing attendance will be via a sign-in sheet, to be signed in the classroom prior to the start of lecture. Students arriving late (> 10 minutes) will be considered absent. Attendance includes the entirety of each lecture until dismissed by the lecturing faculty member. Leaving prior to the end of a lecture (without permission) will be considered an absence. Excused absences are described below. Two unexcused absences will result in the reduction of one letter grade in the course; any additional unexcused absences will each result in an additional reduction of one letter grade in the course.

The following are reasons for excused absences:

Unanticipated absences: personal illness, family emergencies, transportation problems, and similar issues must be reported to GPiBs administrators (GPiBS@ouhsc.edu) and course coordinators (dean-myers@ouhsc.edu, jialing-lin@ouhsc.edu) on the date the absence occurs. The course coordinators will determine if the excuse for the absence merits an excused absence.

Anticipated absences: (i.e. Doctors appointment, Funerals, Jury Duty, etc): These must be reported to the course coordinators as soon as possible. The course coordinators will determine if the excuse for the absence merits an excused absence.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: SEMINARS

You are required to attend at least one seminar a week. The seminar can be hosted by any OUHSC department, Stephenson Cancer Center, or OMRF.

The GPiBS office will e-mail you updates regarding upcoming seminars.

Also, talk with your lab to find weekly seminars in your interested field of research.

GPiBS Committees

Admissions (3 years)

Augie Pioszak – Biochemistry - Since 2017
Jody Summers – Cell Biology - Since 2017
Lauren Zenewicz – Microbiology - Since 2015
Julio Morales – Neuroscience - Since 2017
Asish Ghosh – Pathology - Since 2016
Hibah Awwad – Pharmaceutical Sciences - Since 2016
Hui-Ying Lim – Physiology - Since 2016


Advisory Liaison (Indefinite)

Karla Rodgers – Biochemistry - Since 2014
David Sherry – Cell Biology - Since 2016
Molly Hill – Microbiology - Since 2007
Michelle Callegan – OCNS - Since 2016
Joe Zhao – Pathology - Since 2010
Nathan Shankar - Pharmaceutical Sciences - Since 2013
Willard Freeman - Physiology - Since 2017


GECC (Indefinite)

CHAIR Michelle Callegan – OCNS - Since 2016
Karla Rodgers – Biochemistry - Since 2014
Carol Webb – Cell Biology - Since 2007
Molly Hill – Microbiology - Since 2007
Dean Dawson - OMRF - Since 2010
Joe Zhao – Pathology - Since 2010
Mike Ihnat - Pharmaceutical Sciences - Since 2013
Zhongjie Sun – Physiology - Since 2008