Several certificate programs are available to graduate students in the biomedical sciences. These typically require coursework and attendance at seminar series. Certificates and conferred only after all other requirements of the doctoral program have been met.  Certificate programs that might be of interest to GMB students are listed below, along with coursework requirements and how these fit into the GMB course requirements.  Please refer to specific certificate program sites for additional requirements and instructions on applying.

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

A certificate of specialization in Bioinformatics and Computation Biology (BCB) is available for students seeking formal training in these areas while pursuing their degree in a related discipline, such as GMB.  Certificate students are required to take four of the core BCB modules.

These four modules would satisfy the quantitative/statistical/computational requirement for GMB plus one full elective course.  The other elective could be met by taking additional modules from any appropriate discipline or any one full course.

Please see the Certificate in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology website for more information.

Cardiovascular Science

The Certificate in Cardiovascular Science is available to students whose dissertation research is done under the direction of a member of the McAllister Heart Institute or whose dissertation contains a significant cardiovascular component.  Requirements include:

  • 6 credit hours from:
    PATH 766– Current topics in Cardiovascular Science (3)
    PATH767 – Pathobiology of Cardiovascular Disease (3)
    PATH 920 – Seminar in Interdisciplinary Vascular Biology (1)
  • At least one of the following (each is 3 credit hours):
    PATH 713 – Pathophysiologic Basis of Disease: Mechanisms of Disease
    PATH 715 – Pathophysiologic Basis of Disease: Systemic Pathology
    PHYI 702 – Experimental Physiology of Health and Human Disease
    PHYI 703 – Experimental Physiology of health and human disease
    PHCO 701 – Intro to Molecular Pharmacology
    PHCO 702 – Principles of Pharmacology and Physiology
    BIOL 624 – Developmental genetics

This is a minimum of three courses.  This would satisfy the two electives for GMB and would require at least one additional course.

Please see the Certificate in Cardiovascular Science website for more information.

Translational Medicine

To earn a certificate in translational medicine, students must take either of these two-semester series of courses:

PATH 713 – Mechanisms of Disease
PATH 714 – Mechanisms of Disease Laboratory
PATH 715 – Systemic Pathology
PATH 716 – Systemic Pathology Laboratory
– or –
PHYI 702 – Experimental Physiology of Health and Human Disease
PHYI 703 – Experimental Physiology of health and Human Disease

Either series would count as your two electives for GMB.

Please see the Certificate in Translational Medicine website for more information.