College of
Human
Medicine

2020 Graduate Studies Committee Minutes

April 27

Voting Members: David Barondess, Jamie Bernard, Ronald Chandler, Christine Ponnampalam, Donna Wang, Lixin Zhang
Ex-Officio Members: Kimberly Flores, Assaf Gilad, Jonelle Golding, Rebecca Schein, Dianne Wagner
Guests: Connie Currier, Wayne McCullough

Minutes prepared by Lisa Galbavi

Call to order: D. Wagner called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions: D. Wagner welcomed everyone to the committee for the 2019-2020 committee year and everyone introduced themselves.

Election of chair:

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to nominate D. Barondess as the chair of this committee for the 2019-2020 committee year. No other nominations were made. D. Barondess was elected chair of the committee by unanimous vote.

Approval of minutes:

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes from the June 12, 2019 meeting as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

Public Health requests: C. Currier and W. McCullough provided copies of a course change and program change requests (copies appended to minutes on file). After discussion the following actions were taken:

HM 847: The committee requested the following change:

23) Restriction(s): “Open to graduate students in the Public Health Major and open to undergraduate students or graduate students. Approval of college; application required.”

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to approve HM 847 as amended. The motion was unanimously approved.

MPH program: No changes requested.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to approve the MPH program as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

Epidemiology and Biostatistics requests: D. Barondess provided copies of a new course and five program change requests (copies appended to minutes on file). After discussion the following actions were taken:

Global Public Health and Epidemiology Minor program: No changes requested.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to approve the Global Public Health and Epidemiology Minor program as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

Biostatistics MS program: No changes requested.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to approve the Biostatistics MS program as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

Biostatistics PhD program: No changes requested.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to approve the Biostatistics PhD program as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

Epidemiology MS program: No changes requested.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to approve the Epidemiology MS program as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

Epidemiology PhD program: No changes requested.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to approve the Epidemiology PhD program as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

EPI 919: No changes requested.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to approve EPI 919 as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

Adjournment: 1:48 p.m.