May 27, 2024  
2022-2023 University Catalog 
    
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2022 - 2023 Addenda and Errata


Errata Sheet for Rush University 2022 - 2023 University Catalog

This errata serves as the official notification of changes to the 2022 - 2023 catalog and should be used in conjunction with the printed and online versions.

Listed below are any changes, additions, corrections, or modifications to the 2022 - 2023 catalog since the 2022 published edition.  These changes have been authorized by the program director, college administration or University administration.


Erratum for College of Health Sciences

Requested on: July 27, 2022

Submitted by: Lisa A. LaGorio, PhD, MPH, CCC-SLP

Section(s): Course Descriptions and Speech-Language Pathology (MS) Curriculum (both tracks)

Errors:

  • Updates were approved to two courses since the publishing of this catalog. 

Corrections: 

  • SLP-537L Anatomy Lab went from 1 credit to 2 credits.  All other course details remain the same.
  • SLP-589P SLP Practicum IV went from 5-6 credits to 4 credits.
  • The course description for SLP-589P has also been modified:

    This is a supervised clinical experience with clients/patients/students presenting with speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, motor-speech and/or swallowing impairments.  Practicum students demonstrate evaluative, therapeutic, counseling and report-writing skills with patients/clients/students across the life span and from diverse cultural backgrounds in a variety of settings. Opportunities for continuous professional and interprofessional education (IPE) and development to enhance team performance and outcomes are available.
     
  • Total required credits for the program remain the same as originally published.

Erratum for College of Health Sciences

Requested on: August 2, 2022

Submitted by: Sarah Peterson, PhD, RD, LDN

Section(s): Course Descriptions and Clinical Nutrition (MS) Curriculum

Errors:

  • Updates were approved to the degree requirements for the Master of Science Clinical Nutrition since the publishing of this catalog. 

Corrections: 

  • Total credits required for completion of this program has been reduced from 36 credits to 30 credits.  This consists of 24 credits of required coursework and 6 credits of elective coursework.
  • Four courses are no longer required for this program: 
    • NTR-611 Advanced Nutrition Care I Credit(s): 3
    • NTR-612 Advanced Nutrition Care II Credit(s): 3
    • NTR-615 Advanced Community Nutrition: A Policy Perspective Credit(s): 3
    • NTR-641 Leadership and Mangement in Dietetics Credit(s): 3
  • Four required courses have been added to the curriculum:
    • NTR-660 Applied Evidence in Clinical Nutrition: Obesity Credit(s): 2
    • NTR-661 Applied Evidence in Clinical Nutrition: Metabolic Diseases Credit(s): 2
    • NTR-662 Applied Evidence in Clinical Nutrition: Cancer and GI Disease Credit(s): 2
    • NTR-622 Vitamins and Minerals Credit(s): 2
  • NTR-622 Vitamins and Minerals was an elective course in the original curriculum. It is now a required course. All other elective options remain unchanged.
  • The revised curriculum is shown below.
    • First Year, Fall Term:
      • CHS-610 Research Methods in Health Sciences Credit(s): 2
      • NTR-682 Research Methods Application and Special Topics in Clinical Nutrition Credit(s): 1
      • IPE-502 Interprofessional Patient Centered Teams Credit(s): 0
      • NTR-660 Applied Evidence in Clinical Nutrition: Obesity Credit(s): 2
      • Electives
    • First Year, Spring Term:
      • NTR-621 Regulation of Macronutrients and Energy Metabolism Credit(s): 2
      • CHS-601 Introduction to Biostatistics Credit(s): 2
      • NTR-683: Clinical Nutrition Master’s Research Project I Credit(s): 1
      • NTR-661 Applied Evidence in Clinical Nutrition: Metabolic Diseases Credit(s): 2
      • IPE-502 Interprofessional Patient Centered Teams Credit(s): 0
      • Electives
    • First Year, Summer Term:
      • NTR-622 Vitamins and Minerals Credit(s): 2
      • NTR-692 Seminar in Clinical Nutrition Credit(s): 1
      • NTR-684 Clinical Nutrition Master’s Research Project II Credit(s): 1
      • NTR-685 Clinical Nutrition Master’s Research Project III Credit(s): 1
      • NTR-662 Applied Evidence in Clinical Nutrition: Cancer and GI Disease Credit(s): 2
      • Electives
    • Second Year, Fall Term:
      • NTR-691 Nutrition Epidemiology Credit(s): 3
      • NTR-686 Clinical Nutrition Master’s Research Project IV Credit(s): 2
      • Electives
  • The course descriptions for the following courses are missing from this Catalog:
    • NTR-660 Applied Evidence in Clinical Nutrition: Obesity

      This class will provide a comprehensive overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology (including energy balance, weight regulation, genetics, epigenetics, nutrigenomics and other environmental factors), pharmaceutical treatments and relevant social determinants of health associated with obesity. The course will appraise current evidence in nutrition assessment and medical nutrition therapy in the prevention and treatment of obesity across the life span. Offered: Fall. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 2
       
    • NTR-661 Applied Evidence in Clinical Nutrition: Metabolic Diseases 

      This class will provide a comprehensive overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, pharmaceutical treatments and relevant social determinants of health associated with metabolic disease (metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular disease). The course will appraise current evidence in nutrition assessment and medical nutrition therapy in the prevention and treatment of metabolic disease across the life span. Offered: Spring. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 2
       
    • NTR-662 Applied Evidence in Clinical Nutrition: Cancer and GI Disease 

      This class will provide a comprehensive overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, pharmaceutical treatments and relevant social determinants of health associated with cancer and gastrointestinal disease. The course will appraise current evidence in nutrition assessment and medical nutrition therapy in the prevention and treatment of cancer and gastrointestinal disease. Offered: Summer. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 2

Erratum for College of Health Sciences

Requested on: August 2, 2022

Submitted by: Maribeth L. Flaws, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP)CM SM, SI

Section(s): Course Descriptions and Clinical Laboratory Management (MS) Curriculum

Errors:

  • Updates were approved to the degree requirements for the Clinical Laboratory Management (MS) and Clinical Laboratory Management (MS) With Specialist in Blood Bank Certificate since the publishing of this catalog. 

Corrections for the Clinical Laboratory Management (MS) program: 

  • Total credits required for completion of this program have been reduced from 39 credits to 35 credits. 
  • Two courses are no longer required for this program: 
    • CLM-504 Scientific and Technical Writing Credit(s): 3
    • CHS-605 Introduction to Ethics in Healthcare Credit(s): 2
  • One course has been added to the curriculum:

    CLM-514 Project Management

    Project management is a critical tool for a successful laboratory leader. This course will focus on all the concepts of project management, from development and implementation of a successful project plan with the resources on hand. The student will choose a laboratory section project, with the help of the instructor, define the scope, resources, time and cost of the project and apply all those tools and steps towards a project management time line. Since projects involve working with other laboratorians, team building skills will also be included in the course. The course will also cover LEAN Six Sigma tools and project management techniques for reducing waste and/or reducing process variation. Offered: Spring. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 3
     
  • CLM-500 has had a title change and a course description change:

    CLM-500 Operational Leadership and Strategic Planning

    Health care is ever-changing. The clinical laboratory is evolving to develop strategic management initiatives that support the organization through these changes. This course will provide both the working knowledge and tools to create solutions to the challenges facing laboratory management. The topics covered in this course include laboratory operations, leadership styles, process design, staffing to volume, cost of quality, human resource functions, budget variance reporting, strategy, informatics, strategic planning and test utilization to improve outcomes. Students will participate in online interactive sessions designed to help them understand the important concepts of laboratory management. Offered: Summer. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 3
     
  • CLM-507 has had a title change and a course description change:

    CLM-507 Human Resources and Staff Engagement

    This course will include an overview of the operational and strategic role that human resource management plays in health care institutions.  Readings, case studies and website resources will permit the learner to acquire advanced and current information in human resource management, recruitment and hiring, training and development, compensation and benefits, labor relations (both union and non-union) and health and safety. The importance of staff engagement in the workplace will also be covered along with strategies to increase engagement. Offered: Summer. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 3
     
  • CLM-513 has had a title change and a course description change:

    CLM-513 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care

    The rapidly changing legal and ethical environment of health care affects all clinical laboratories. Laboratory managers must have a working knowledge of the legal system, including statutes, regulations, ethical issues and case law which affects them. This course provides a web-based approach to learning the essential legal and ethical issues, including application of the core principles of bioethics (autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence and justice) to medical and health care decisions affecting laboratory management. Learning units are organized to cover an introduction to the American legal system, health care system organization, relationship between the patient and the laboratory, health care information and privacy, civil tort liability of the laboratory, criminal liability and penalties and protection of intellectual property. Offered: Fall. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 3
     
  • CLM-510 has had a reduction in credit hours, a title change and a course description change:

    CLM-510 Management Practicum

    The management practicum is designed to provide exposure to the skills necessary to perform successfully in a laboratory management role. Current practice requires laboratory managers to take decisive actions in areas of operational, fiscal and human resource management. This practicum will provide students with training in the various practices of laboratory management including planning, organizing, controlling, staffing and evaluation. Special emphasis will be placed upon laboratory operations, personnel administration, regulations and operating budgets. The practicum prepares the graduate student to assume the duties of a laboratory manager. This course is essential for all management professionals who pursue a career in health care management. Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 2
     
  • The revised curriculum is shown below.
    • First Year, Fall Term:
      • CLM-501 Evidence Based Research and Applied Statistics Credit(s): 3
      • CLM-508 Health Care Informatics Credit(s): 3
    • First Year, Spring Term:
      • CLM-503 Method Comparison and Process Validation Credit(s): 3
      • CLM-505 Health Care Finance Credit(s): 3
    • First Year, Summer Term:
      • CLM-507 Human Resources and Staff Engagement Credit(s): 3
      • CLM-500 Operational Leadership and Strategic Planning Credit(s): 3
      • CLM-506 Management Project I Credit(s): 2
    • Second Year, Fall Term:
      • CLM-513 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care Credit(s): 3
      • CLM-502 Quality Systems and Regulatory Issues Credit(s): 3
      • CLM-509 Management Project II Credit(s): 2
    • Second Year, Spring Term:
      • CHS-620 Health Care in America Credit(s): 2
      • CLM-514 Project Management Credit(s): 3
      • CLM-510 Management Practicum Credit(s): 2
         

Corrections for the Clinical Laboratory Management (MS) With Specialist in Blood Bank Certificate program: 

  • Total credits required for completion of this program have been reduced from 45 credits to 35 credits.
  • Three courses are no longer required for this program: 
    • CLM-504 Scientific and Technical Writing Credit(s): 3
    • CLM-508 Health Care Informatics Credit(s): 3
    • CLM-511 SBB Management Research Project Credit(s): 4
  • CLM-500 has had a title change and a course description change:

    CLM-500 Operational Leadership and Strategic Planning

    Health care is ever-changing. The clinical laboratory is evolving to develop strategic management initiatives that support the organization through these changes. This course will provide both the working knowledge and tools to create solutions to the challenges facing laboratory management. The topics covered in this course include laboratory operations, leadership styles, process design, staffing to volume, cost of quality, human resource functions, budget variance reporting, strategy, informatics, strategic planning and test utilization to improve outcomes. Students will participate in online interactive sessions designed to help them understand the important concepts of laboratory management. Offered: Summer. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 3
     
  • CLM-507 has had a title change and a course description change:

    CLM-507 Human Resources and Staff Engagement

    This course will include an overview of the operational and strategic role that human resource management plays in health care institutions.  Readings, case studies and website resources will permit the learner to acquire advanced and current information in human resource management, recruitment and hiring, training and development, compensation and benefits, labor relations (both union and non-union) and health and safety. The importance of staff engagement in the workplace will also be covered along with strategies to increase engagement. Offered: Summer. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 3
     
  • The revised curriculum for the second year is shown below.
    • Second Year, Fall Term:
      • CLM-501 Evidence Based Research and Applied Statistics Credit(s): 3
      • CLM-502 Quality Systems and Regulatory Issues Credit(s): 3
    • Second Year, Spring Term:
      • CLM-503 Method Comparison and Process Validation Credit(s): 3
      • CLM-505 Health Care Finance Credit(s): 3
    • Second Year, Summer Term:
      • CLM-507 Human Resources and Staff Engagement Credit(s): 3
      • CLM-500 Operational Leadership and Strategic Planning Credit(s): 3

Erratum for College of Nursing

Requested on: August 10, 2022

Submitted by: Kathryn Osborne PhD, RN, CNM, FACNM

Section(s): Course Descriptions and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nursing Leadership Program: Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) for RNs Curriculum

Errors:

  • Updates were approved to the degree requirements for this program since the publishing of this catalog. 

Corrections: 

  • NSG-512 Clinical Leadership and Project Development Credit(s): 3 is no longer a required course.
  • NSG-519 Clinical Leadership and Project Development for Post-Licensure Students Credit(s): 3 is now a required course.

    NSG-519 Clinical Leadership and Project Development for Post-Licensure Students

    Using a case-based approach, this course provides the learner with an opportunity to apply concepts and principles of clinical leadership and quality improvement to address issues related to care outcomes and demonstrate the role of the clinical nurse leader in managing care outcomes for a microsystem. Pre- or Corequisite: NSG-521. Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 3
     
  • Total credits required to complete the program remains unchanged

Erratum Student Refund Policy

Requested on: September 13, 2022

Submitted by: Brenda L. Weddington, MEd

Section(s): Student Health and Tailor Lofts

Revisions:

Student Health Insurance Refund: Delete the reference that states “this option is only valid for non-Medical College student(s).”’

Tailor Lofts Student Apartments: Delete the reference to Tailor Lofts


Erratum for College of Nursing

Requested on: October 13, 2022

Submitted by: Jennifer B. Rousseau, DNP, WHNP-BC, CNE

Section(s): Course Descriptions  

Corrections:

  • The requisites for NSG-609A DNP Project Practicum A have been modified from what is published in this Catalog. There is now only one requisite on this course. Prerequisite: NSG-610 DNP Project Planning and Implementation.

Erratum for College of Health Sciences

Requested on: October 31, 2022

Submitted by: Shital C. Shah, PhD

Section(s): Course Descriptions

Two new Topics in Health Systems Management courses have been approved since the publishing of this Catalog:

HSM-688E Topics in Health Systems Management: Special Topics

The course has been developed to accommodate the diverse educational needs of our students. The course will provide exposure to various emerging topics in health care and prepare future leaders to manage and mitigate rising health care challenges. Topics in Health Systems Management provides students the opportunity to further develop their health care leadership knowledge, skills and attitudes. Offered: Spring. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 2

 

HSM-688J Topics in Health Systems Management: Academic Medicine Administration

This course will utilize practical and experiential content which will focus on equipping students with the fundamental technical/analytical skills, and explore the required people and execution skills that are necessary to help deliver mission critical results within the matrix of organizations with exceptionally complicated financial structures. Some of the topics covered in the course may include partnering with clinical operations; business development, benchmarking and strategic planning; recruiting, retaining and supporting clinical faculty; navigating shared services groups, interfacing with system finance; the dyad partnership with chairs/chiefs; research structure/staffing/funds flow; supporting graduate medical education (medical students, residents, fellows, etc.) among others. Students will contribute to highly interactive, immersive and didactic learning. Offered: Spring. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 2


Erratum for College of Nursing

Requested on: November 22, 2022

Submitted by: Judith Frei, DNP, FNP-BC

Section(s): Course Descriptions  

Corrections:

  • The requisites for NSG-515 Clinical Project Implementation have been revised, as follows.

    Prerequisites: NSG-517, NSG-521, NSG-522, NSG-523, NSG-524, NSG-531, NSG-533, NSG-602, NSG-625, NSG-625L, and NSG-512 or NSG-519. 
     
  • The requisites for NSG-517 Immersion: CNL Role Practicum have been revised, as follows.

    Prerequisites: NSG-602, NSG-524, NSG-522, NSG-533, NSG-531, NSG-625, NSG-625L, NSG-523, and NSG-521. Pre- or Corequisite: NSG-512 or NSG-519.

Erratum for College of Health Sciences

Requested on: December 1, 2022

Submitted by: Regina Chen, PhD(c), MS, PA-C, L. Ac., Dipl. C.H.

Section(s): Physician Assistant Studies (MS) Curriculum

Error:

  • IPE-502 Interprofessional Patient Centered Teams is not included in the Physician Assistant Studies (MS) program curriculum.

Corrections:

  • IPE-502 Interprofessional Patient Centered Teams is a required course series usually taken over the fall and spring terms of Phase I of the program.

Erratum for College of Health Sciences

Requested on: January 18, 2023

Submitted by: Mary Jo Guglielmo, MPH

Section(s): Imaging Sciences (BS): Admission Requirements

Corrections:

  • The third bullet in this section is amended to:

    Prerequisite courses include English composition, college algebra or higher, life sciences (one which is anatomy and physiology), physical science, social science, humanities and elective courses. All general education requirements must be met prior to the awarding of the bachelor’s degree.
     
  • The Prerequisite Courses table is replaced by this table:
    General Education Courses Semester Hours Quarter Hours
    Two courses in communications
    (English composition is required)
    6 9
    One course in mathematics
    (college algebra or higher-level math)
    3 4
    Two courses in life sciences
    (human anatomy and physiology is required and two semesters are highly recommended. Second course may be in anatomy, biology, microbiology, pathophysiology, physiology or other life science topic.)
    8 12
    One course in physical sciences
    (general physics is highly recommended)
    3 4
    One course in social sciences
    (i.e., government, history, political science, psychology, sociology)
    3 4
    One course in humanities
    (i.e., ethics, fine arts, literature, philosophy. Performance courses do not meet this requirement.)
    3 4
    Elective courses
    Courses in communications, computer science, ethics, fine arts, humanities, life sciences, literature, philosophy, physical sciences or social sciences
    34 53
    Total 60 90

Erratum for College of Nursing

Requested on: January 23, 2023

Submitted by: Judith Frei, DNP, FNP-BC

Section(s): Course Descriptions

Corrections:

  • The requisite on NSG-521 Antiracism in Organizational Leadership has been updated. NSG-523 must now be taken as a prerequisite or a corequisite.

Erratum for College of Health Sciences

Requested on: February 20, 2023

Submitted by: Regina Chen, PhD(c), MS, PA-C, L. Ac., Dipl. C.H.

Section(s): Physician Assistant Studies (MS) Curriculum and Course Descriptions

Corrections:

  • The course title and description for PHA-513 have been updated, as follows:

    PHA-513 - Physician Assistant Professional Practice
    This course is designed to introduce and familiarize the student with the major professional issues and communication skills important to a practicing physician assistant working on a medical team. Topics include the history and development of the physician assistant profession, the physician/physician assistant relationship, physician assistant scope of practice and professional regulations, licensure, certification/recertification, physician assistant program accreditation and physician assistant professional organizations. The course also covers legal issues in health care related to physician assistant practice, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), professional liability, laws and regulations, billing and reimbursement, quality assurance and risk management. Corequisites: PHA-510, PHA-511, PHA-512 and PHA-514. Offered: Summer. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 2
     
  • The course credits and description for PHA-514 have been updated, as follows:

    PHA-514 - Clinical Medicine I
    This is the first in a three-part course series designed to provide students with an intensive study of the principles essential to the practice of primary care medicine. Lectures will discuss the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation and management principles of various diseases in the following topic categories: basics of pharmacology, dermatology, EENT, orthopedics, rheumatology, genetics, hematology, immunology, infectious diseases and corresponding pediatric topics. Lectures, readings, case study analysis and discussion of specific disorders in each category will provide an understanding of the key clinical concepts relevant to disease diagnosis and patient care. Offered: Summer. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 5
     
  • PHA-515 - Diagnostic Methods is no longer a required course and has been removed from the curriculum.
  • The course title and description for PHA-523 have been updated, as follows:

    PHA-523 - Epidemiology and Public Health
    This course is an introduction to principles and practices of population health in the U.S. health care system, focusing on the Chicago metropolitan area and Chicago Medical District as an exemplar microcosm to represent the larger health system paradigm. The course will discuss issues related to health care access, population health trends, and current topics in public health policy and health care reform. Additionally, the role of social determinants of health on disease management is explored as a tool for reviewing health outcomes in the U.S. Course discussions will explore the influence of race, class, gender, immigration and social status on health care policy. These discussions are designed to provide students with various lenses through which to analyze current and emerging public health policies, practices and health care outcomes. Prerequisites: PHA-513 and PHA-514. Corequisites: PHA-524 and PHA-525. Offered: Fall. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 2
     
  • The course title and description for PHA-533 have been updated, as follows:

    PHA-533 - Psychosocial Medicine
    This course will explore the psychosocial aspects of patient care to help students develop their understanding of the dynamic between one’s own and patient’s attitudes, biases and values, and the impact they have on medical practice and patient relationships and communication. Discussions and presentations will cover the basic counseling and patient education skills necessary to help patients and families cope with illness and injury, and to modify behaviors as needed to adhere to therapeutic management plans and improve outcomes. Discussions include issues of culture, faith, religion and sexuality, and the impact these forces have on attitudes towards health and patient counseling. Prerequisite: PHA-523. Corequisites: PHA-534 and PHA-535. Offered: Spring. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 2
     
  • The course title and description for PHA-586 have been updated, as follows:

    PHA-586 - Obstetrics and Gynecology
    This clinical rotation experience will introduce students to patient health maintenance and education needs in the obstetrics and gynecological setting. Students will learn the identification and management principles of conditions unique to women, including normal psychological changes across the life span, pregnancy, infertility, gynecologic oncology, family planning and psychosomatic disorders. Basic, common procedures in obstetrics and gynecology will also be covered. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 4

Erratum for College of Health Sciences

Requested on: February 20, 2023

Submitted by: Shital C. Shah, Ph.D.

Section(s): Health Systems Management (MS) Curriculum and Health Systems Management, Executive Track (MS) Curriculum

Corrections:

  • Students have the option to take CHS-601 - Introduction to Biostatistics in place of HSM-632 - Statistics for Health Care Management.

Addendum for College of Health Sciences

Requested on: December 11, 2023

Submitted by: Mary Jo Guglielmo, MPH

Section of catalog: Imaging Sciences (BS) Academic Policies

Addition:

A new section has been added to the Academic Policies of the Imaging Sciences (BS) program:

Advanced Standing
Admitted students who are registered radiologic and nuclear medicine technologists with advanced certification in ARRT (CT), (MR), (CI) or (VI) from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board may receive credit based on their advanced certification credential.  The program director will develop an individualized plan of study for the students.


Addendum for The Graduate College

Requested on: March 6, 2024

Submitted by: Gabriella Cs-Szabo, Ph.D.

Beginning with graduates from the Integrated Biomedical Sciences (PhD) program for the spring 2024 term and later, the following corrections are needed:

  • Under the section heading “Year 3-5 Research Progress/Publications/Dissertation”, the second paragraph should now read:

    “The Research Adviser monitors the day-to-day progress of the student. The Dissertation committee will meet at least every six months to monitor progress and to approve any changes to the proposed research project. They may meet more frequently, especially after the approval of the student’s research proposal. The student is expected to attend national meetings, make presentations, posters etc. and become a part of the scientific community. Likewise, the student should be submitting research articles. The Integrated Biomedical Science PhD program requires that the research project yield at least one first-authored research manuscript submitted for publication in a scientific peer-reviewed journal. The submission for publication requirement is necessary for graduation but not sufficient. The dissertation committee will continue to assess student progress on the aims and determines when the student has completed their dissertation. (See Dissertation Proposal and Presentation below).”
     
  • Under the section heading “Year 3-5 Research Progress/Publications/Dissertation”, the third paragraph bullet should now read:
    • “The graduate is able to contribute to the scientific literature in an area of expertise via published abstracts, a dissertation and by the submission for publication of a first-authored research manuscript in a scientific refereed journal.”
       
  • Under the section heading “Data Defense and Dissertation”, the final paragraph should now read:

    “Since the submission of a first-authored research manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal is required for the degree, the dissertation is not considered complete until the submission of at least one first authored manuscript for peer-reviewed publication. If submission is pending, the Committee may approve the dissertation, but the Degree Approval form will not be signed until the paper is submitted to a per-reviewed journal as verified by the letter from the Journal’s editor.”