Congratulations 3rd Year Students on Advancing to Candidacy!

November 16, 2023 by   |   Leave a Comment

Congratulations to Pharmacology’s Third year BIMS students Maddie Failor, Lizzie Van Gorder, Rachel Clements and Elzbieta Dulko!

On Thursday, November 9, Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) hosted the second annual Advancement to Candidacy Celebration. This celebration honors third-year BIMS students who passed their qualifying exam in the spring and are now on their journey toward their PhD.

Each student was announced by their respective Director of Graduate Studies and presented with a certificate of advancement and a challenge coin by their mentor.

This Advancement to Candidacy Celebration is the final milestone that the 2021 BIMS student cohort will achieve as a group. They are each now on their own path toward their respective PhDs. BIMS is proud to commemorate this milestone with the new candidates through ceremony, reception and celebration.

Maddie Failor and Janet Cross, Associate Dean for Graduate and Medical Scientist Programs

Lizzie Van Gorder and Michelle Bland

Lizzie Van Gorder and Mentor Dr. Michelle Bland

Rachel Clements and Doug Bayliss

Rachel Clements and Mentor Dr. Doug Bayliss


Ela Dulko and Mark Beenhakker

Ela Dulko and Mentor Dr. Mark Beenhakker

Read more about the ceremony here



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