BMS Graduate Program announces launch of new publication

Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Publication CoverThe Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural issue of its new publication: We Are…Bridging Medicine and Science. The publication is the brainchild of Richard M. Niles, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research for the Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Graduate Program at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. The goal of the new magazine is to provide news and information for and about faculty members, students, staff, alumni, and friends of the program. The magazine will be published annually and will provide both highlights and in-depth feature articles about the BMS  program.

Miranda Carper, a current Ph.D. candidate in the BMS program, conceived of the title for the new magazine as part of a contest among the graduate students. According to Dr. Niles, “The play on the initials for our ‘BMS’ program conveys the essence of our mission—research and graduate training that will lead to improved treatment of disease.” He also credits Diana Maue and her graduate assistant with taking the lead on turning this concept into reality. Dr. Niles thanks Diana for her role with the following tribute in the publication: “I would like to thank Diana. This assignment was loaded onto [her] already demanding workload of recruiting students for our BMS program and managing the Summer Research Internship for Minority Students program.”

Although the students and faculty of the BMS program are intimately involved with its research and accomplishments, Dr. Niles felt that members of the community and even some clinical and non-medical school faculty were often not aware of our program and its achievements. The magazine seeks to inform alumni, members of the Marshall University community, greater Huntington community leaders, and state and federal policymakers about our program and its accomplishments. It will also recognize the achievements of BMS faculty and students and serve as a recruitment tool. Dr. Niles encourages anyone with questions, comments or suggestions related to the magazine or our program to contact him at niles@marshall.edu.

The magazine can be read and downloaded at the following link: http://www.marshall.edu/bms/files/2012/08/wearebms.pdf. We hope you read and enjoy!