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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Graduate Council

The Graduate Council is the policy-making body of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies, and serves as an advisory group to the dean of the Graduate School. The council shall serve and act on behalf of the faculty and students of the Graduate School. Although the council shall review, approve and coordinate all educational programs within the Graduate School, thereby promoting excellence in these programs, the individual programs shall be responsible for their own support and management. The council shall present its recommendations to the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine.



Elisabeth Van Bockstaele, PhD

Administration – Chair

Jed Shumsky, PhD


Michael Bouchard, PhD


Douglas Baird, PhD


Paul McGonigle, PhD


Melissa Richman


Richard Rest, PhD

Postdoctoral Administration

Libby Blankenhorn, PhD

Faculty Senate Representative

Rani K. Vasudeva, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Representative

Hangjun Ke, PhD

Postdoctoral Co-representative

Bo Xing, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Co-representative

Monica Jost, PhD

Chair, Curriculum and Evaluation Committee

Alessandro Fatatis, MD, PhD

Chair, Fellowship and Awards Committee

Bradford Jameson, PhD

Elected Faculty – DBS1

Michele Kutzler, PhD

Elected Faculty – DBS1, Secretary

Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD

Elected Faculty – DBS1

Patrick Osei-Owusu, PhD

Interim Elected Faculty – DBS1

Richard Huneke, PhD

Elected Faculty – ICO2

Judy Churchill, PhD

Elected Faculty – PMPH3

Sezin Patel

GSA President(s) – DBS1

Kristie Augustyn

GSA President(s) – DBS1

Saba Bakhtiari

GSA Interim President – PMPH3

Gerardo Perez

GSA Interim President – ICO2

Matthew Milone


Cindy De Lone

Financial Aid

Dennis Callahan


1. Division of Biomedical Science Programs
2. Division of Interdisciplinary and Career-Oriented Programs
3. Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs

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Students in the Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies viewing slides under a microscope.