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March 20, 2019

Meyerand to lead campus graduate research scholars program

Written By: Staff


Professor of Biomedical Engineering Beth Meyerand will take over as director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Science and Medicine Graduate Research Scholars (SciMed GRS) program.

In her new role, Meyerand will lead the program’s efforts to enhance the graduate school experience and community for underrepresented scholars and to improve recruitment and retention of these students.

“I’m excited to have this opportunity to make a significant, positive difference in the lives of SciMed GRS students,” says Meyerand, who begins the position on April 1. “I’ve seen the enormous benefit the program has made in the lives of the GRS students who have graduated from my own lab. The program is so much more than just a stipend. It gives students a sense of community and a support system, both of which are critically important at a campus like UW-Madison, which is not as diverse as we’d like it to be.”

The SciMed GRS program, which started in 2008, serves approximately 150 students in 39 graduate programs in four colleges (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, School of Medicine and Public Health, School of Veterinary Medicine and School of Pharmacy).