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Congratulations to the winners of the 2019-2020 Graduate Annual Awards

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 winners for Outstanding  Research Assistant, Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Graduate Student Exemplar, Outstanding Graduate Program Director, and Mentor of the Year awards.



Butler Center's Graduate Award for Excellence in Student Leadership

Congratulations to Jake Krupa, from the Accounting Ph.D. program, who was the  2020 recipient of the Butler Center's Graduate Award for Excellence in Student Leadership. 


Toppel Center's Graduate Student of the Year Award

Congratulations to Clara Troccoli, from the Cancer Biology Ph.D. program, who was the recipient of the Graduate Student of the Year Award at the 2020 Toppel Awards.


Flutist honors mentor who showed ‘women what was possible’

Emily Dierickx, who is graduating this week with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree, gives Trudy Kane’s groundbreaking musical and teaching career its due.


Career expert offers advice to 2020 graduates

Christian Garcia, executive director of the Toppel Career Center, offers advice to students getting ready to graduate and enter the job market during the coronavirus crisis.


Student garners reflections on the importance of public health

Renae Schmidt, in her second year of the Master of Public Health Program, finds an innovative way to express frontline workers’ thoughts on issues facing our community.


Student faces a new ‘humanity emergency’

Sarah Fraser, a medical doctor and graduate student in the University of Miami School of Communication, decided to return to the medical front lines and help battle COVID-19 in her native Canada.

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Important Reads

COVID-19 FAQs on graduate studies

The Graduate School has put together a list of the most frequent questions students have asked relating to the impact of COVID-19 on graduate academic and research matters.

Miami Herbert Business School art competition

A student-led committee will commission artwork for the Miami Herbert Business School. The committee intends to give a voice to an emerging artist, showcase local talent and convey the heart and spirit of Miami Herbert Business School. Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, the University will provide compensation for this work. Entry is open to South Florida residents from Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, and Palm Beach counties. Interested artists should apply by June 1, 2020.

Isolated during COVID-19? Fill out this survey

A graduate student and a faculty member from the Department of Public Health Sciences are conducting a study to assess the impact of COVID-19/coronavirus and associated recommendations (e.g. social distancing, self-isolation, self-quarantine) on loneliness, social connectedness, and psychosocial symptomatology (depression, anxiety, substance abuse). Participants will receive a $20.00 Amazon gift card.  

Graduating? Take the post-graduation survey today!

Graduating students should take the University of Miami Graduating Student Survey. The survey takes no more than 5 minutes to complete and respondents will have the chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card thanks to Handshake. Responses will be used for research purposes only and will be confidential. 

Everglades Foundation ForEverglades Scholarships

The Everglades Foundation is offering scholarship opportunities to students engaged in advanced research supporting the restoration of America's Everglades. The Foundation is committed to supporting graduate research students actively pursuing the development of innovative scientific methods to advance the understanding of Everglades physical, chemical or biological processes, or research in economic impacts of environmental changes. The application deadline is July 31, 2020.

Cancer epigenetics postdoctoral opportunities at the Sylvester Cancer Center

The Office of Education and Training at the Sylvester Cancer Center is recruiting for its T32 NCI funded training program in Cancer Epigenetics. The objective of the training program is to offer postdoctoral fellows a sophisticated, scientific environment with multidisciplinary expertise encompassing epigenetics and cancer. The program provides trainees with the ideal platform for successful careers as scientists, physicians, scientific administrators, and entrepreneurs who will identify novel agents and devices to treat cancer. Apply today!


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