This year, the Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) is 20 years old. To commemorate this milestone, PIBS is throwing a two-day anniversary event filled with history, celebration, and science. From 1999 - 2019, we have seen classes ranging from 45 - 109 students matriculate into PIBS, move on to one of our 14 PhD programs, and advance into a variety of successful careers thereafter. At this celebration, alumni will have the opportunity to come back to campus, connect with their departments, share their career stories with current PhD students, and see how PIBS has grown over the years.
We've been growing.
Perhaps the most notable change during this time is that PIBS now falls under the greater umbrella of the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS). This exciting change was a natural progression based on our growing community of trainees.
OGPS is the overarching office serving the PIBS program, MEDPREP post-baccalaureate program, PREP post-baccalaureate program, and U-M Medical School Postdocs. OGPS has also expanded to provide the following support units:
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Established in 2017, our Career & Professional Development team uses one-on-one career advising and intentionally planned programs to meet the needs of PhD, post-baccalaureate, and postdoctoral trainees in the biomedical sciences.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
We use dedicated DEI work and innovation to constantly improve the diversity, equity, and inclusion climate in our scientific community and make sure that all are welcomed and supported.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Within the last year, we have hired an in-house licensed psychologist to counsel trainees one-on-one and design programming to help students thrive in all aspects of their personal well-being.