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Commencement Profiles: Meet our First-Ever Graduate Student Commencement Speakers!

Graduating D.M.A. candidate Christine Jobson and International Business master’s student Weronika Michaluk were selected as the first graduate student commencement speakers.



Celebrating Outstanding Members of the Graduate Community

A total of seven graduate student and faculty awardees were recognized at the Annual Awards Ceremony.


Spring 2019 Commencement: Advice for the ages

Seven luminaries from fields as diverse as medicine and poetry will share their wisdom with the Class of 2019 in May commencement exercises.


Important Reads

Job Opportunity: Graduate Assistant at the Office of Pre-Health Advising and Mentoring

The Office of Pre-Health Advising and Mentoring is seeking a talented graduate assistant to aid with the editing, proofreading, and reviewing of Pre-Health committee letters during the summer 2019 writing cycle. The primary goal of this role is to assist the Director and office staff with the overall committee letter process. For qualifications, additional information, application instructions, click here

Barrett Prize for the Best Dissertation on Latin America and the Caribbean

The Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas (UMIA) is pleased to offer the Barrett Prize, which is awarded to the doctoral student who has produced the best dissertation at the University of Miami in the past year on a topic related to any aspect of Latin America and the Caribbean.  The Barrett Prize carries an award amount of $1,500. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 15, 2019. For details and eligibility, click here.

Third Annual Climate and Health Symposium

The Third Annual Climate and Health Symposium will be held on May 11. The theme this year is “health effects of extreme weather” which will focus on direct and indirect health effects of extreme weather, such as hurricanes, heat waves, drought and flood, and their persistence. Understanding and managing these effects require interaction and collaboration among different stakeholders, including researchers and policy-makers. Click here for more information.

Rental Assistance Demonstration Program Intern at Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development

Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development is seeking an intern to assist with tasks associated with the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (RAD) initiative.  Interested applicants should contact for more information.

Missed the Solving Complex Problems Requires New Teams Session?

Addressing today’s most pressing problems requires diverse research teams that include actively involved community members. In this seminar, Dr. Jeni Cross discussed her community engaged research and teaching to promote health, community development, and urban sustainability. Request access to the video here.

Danone Institute North America: One Planet. One Health Initiative

The One Planet. One Health Initiative is a new competitive program that will select and fund up to four transdisciplinary teams in 2019 to design, implement and evaluate actionable community-based projects on sustainable food systems. This initiative will provide seed funding for projects such as pilot studies, feasibility testing, needs assessments and planning grants. Each selected team will receive a $20,000 One Planet. One Health Initiative Innovation Award to implement its project and amplify its message to a broader audience. For more information, click here. Apply at by June 1, 2019.

Postdoctoral Research Position MR-guided Focused Ultrasound at UC San Francisco

University of California San Francisco has an opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar in MR-guided focused ultrasound. This is a joint position between the departments of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and Radiation Oncology. The candidate will be working on the development of an MR-guided hyperthermia delivery system based on a commercially available FDA approved body focused ultrasound transducer, as well as other related research projects. Click here for more information.

Postdoctoral Fellow Position on Alcohol Research at University of Connecticut

The Calhoun Cardiology Center and Department of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship related to alcohol research in alcohol-related health disparities, measurement of alcohol use in natural environment, alcohol’s impact on health conditions and health behaviors, among others. For more information, contact Isaac Scott at

Job Opportunities in Biology and Chemistry at Expansion Therapeutics

Expansion Therapeutics, a private company focused on the discovery and development of ribonucleic acid (RNA) targeted small molecule medicines, is currently hiring a biology scientist and a chemistry scientist for their Jupiter, FL location. Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and CV to


Upcoming Events


4:00 pm

Doctoral Hooding Rehearsal and Reception


11:59 pm

Deadline for ETD Completion


10:00 am

Spring 2019 Commencement


3:00 pm

Spring 2019 Commencement


11:00 am

Graduate Students with Children Picnic


5:30 pm

Summer Graduate Writing Retreat Day 1


9:00 am

Summer Graduate Writing Retreat Day 2


10:00 am

Summer Graduate Writing Retreat Day 3


10:00 am

Summer Graduate Writing Retreat Day 4