Graduate Student Association
Message from the GSA President
Department of Physiology
The GSA provides a great opportunity to take leadership within graduate school. We try to focus on issues that are unique to graduate students, as well as promote camaraderie. With representation from all the masters and doctoral programs, the GSA provides diverse opportunities to network with peers and learn about MCW culture. Additionally, the ability to serve on committees with faculty further extends professional networks that can benefit students after graduation.
About the GSA
The GSA organizes and co-sponsors events that we believe would be a benefit to current graduate students. Our representative council meets monthly to share institutional committee and program updates, plan events, manage its budget that stems from student fees, and to address any emergent issues. Any graduate student at MCW is invited to attend our monthly meetings, as well as get involved with our many committees.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns for the GSA, please email email@example.com.
Registration and abstract submissions are delegated through the GSA email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any questions about this year’s symposium, please contact them.
Graduate Student Conference Education Fund:
Guy Berst Award:
- Guy Berst Memorial Training Award Information (PDF)
- Guy Berst Memorial Training Award Application (PDF)
Kayoko Ishizuka Award:
Teacher and Mentor of the Year
Teacher of the Year is someone who has demonstrated exceptional teaching qualities including great connection with the students and an ability to convey and impart knowledge in a meaningful way. The Mentor of the Year is someone who has provided a learning environment throughout someone’s graduate school career that has driven students to reach their goals in a constructive and supportive way.
To nominate a teacher or mentor, email email@example.com. Please be sure to regard the Graduate Student Handbook on the rules for nominations. Nominations are accepted in the spring.
Teachers of the Year 2018-2019:
Leonard Egede, MD, MS Rebekah Walker, PhD
Mentor of the Year 2018-2019:
Melinda Dwinell, PhD
President: Samantha Paddock
Vice President: Rachel Schlaak
Treasurer: Ben O’Brien
Secretary: Olivia Koehn
Historian: Thiago Arzua
2019-2020 Department Representatives:
Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy: TBA
Biophysics: Samantha Gies
Pharmacology and Toxicology: Courtney Fisher
Physiology: Nnamdi Uche
Biochemistry: Andrew Becker
Microbiology & Immunology: Melissa Whyte
Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program (IDP): Lishu He
Neuroscience PhD Program (NDP): Briana Meyer
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP): Ayana Jamal
Public and Community Health: Antoinette Spector
Biomedical Engineering: Christopher Hansen
Pharmacy School: Lauren Graff
Medical School: Alexandra Roman
Masters of Public Health: Tessa Miller
2019-2020 Faculty & Staff Advisors:
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs: Neil Hogg, PhD
Director of Enrollment and Student Services: Angela Backus
Program Associate: Monica Richwine
Is your department or program not listed? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer to be a representative for your program.
Looking to be an elected representative? Elections are held each March and April. Be sure to look out for a student wide email coming from the GSA for information. Check the Graduate Student Handbook for eligibility requirements.
Interested in attending monthly GSA meetings? Everyone is welcome! Meetings are usually the first Tuesday of each month from 12:00-1:00 pm.
Join us for social events! The GSA Social Committee hosts monthly social events for all graduate students. Our social events range from professional sporting events, to casual gatherings. Check with your department representative for any upcoming social events.
For more details on how to get involved, please contact the GSA at email@example.com
Want to join a committee? Any student can get involved and serve on most committees, regardless of whether or not they are a GSA representative.
- Academic Standing & Welfare
- Assessment Oversight
- Big Sib / Little Sib
- Community Outreach
- Council for Woman’s Advocacy
- Course Evaluation
- Curriculum & Program
- Diversity and Inclusion Committee (DIAC)
- Educational IT
- Faculty Council
- Faculty IT
- Food Service
- Graduate Outreach and Recruiting Program
- Graduate School Council
- Marquette/MCW Alumni Association
- Office of Educator Development Advisory
- Pharmacy Student Association rep
- Program Evaluation
- Research Affairs
- Spotlight on Science
- Student Assembly Rep
- Student Health Insurance
- GSA Student Symposium
- Title IX
- Tonken’s Fitness Center
- Travel Award Policy
- Woman in Science
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in any of the committees described above.