News & Events



At the USF Morsani College of Medicine Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, we are committed to supporting our students and faculty with a myriad of educational, community-building, and recreational events. This graduate and postdoctoral News & Events page is designed to help you keep up with the latest student events, activities, and news happening within the Master’s and PhD communities.


The Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs and offices across the USF campus host a variety of events every semester for current and prospective students. 

  • Open Houses & Recruitment Events

    Prospective students are invited to meet us and learn more about our programs at these upcoming events. 

    Medical Sciences Pre-Professional Program (MSP3) Open Houses

    Open houses will be held in MDL 1003B. 

    Friday, May 3 at 12:00 PM

    Please join us on campus at USF’s Morsani College of Medicine to hear more about our pre-professional program, also known as a special master’s program (SMP), and have all of your questions answered! No RSVP required! Click here for instructions on getting to USF Health. 

  • Workshops & Other Events

    No events currently scheduled. 

  • Seminars

    Faculty and students present their current research projects.

    Bioscience Seminars

    Bioscience seminars are held on Fridays at 11:30 AM in MDL 1003B in the Fall and Spring semesters. All PhD Students are required to attend.

    Friday, April 26 - Kathleen Caron, PhD

    “Atypical G protein Coupled Receptor Pathways in Specialized Vascular Beds”

    Department Chair & Professor
    Department of Cell Biology & Physiology 
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 

    STRAP-Mediated Oncogenic Signaling in Colorectal Cancer: A Targeting Opportunity
  • AMSGS Events

    Join our student organization for a variety of upcoming social and professional development events. 

    Student Development Events

    Friday, May 17 - AMSGS Banquet

    Save the date for the annual AMSGS End-of-Year Banquet! Details will be available soon. 

    Journal Clubs

    Journal clubs provide students with the opportunity to practice their public speaking skills and prepare for CQEs and defenses by presenting their research (or a piece of work they find interesting) to fellow students.

    Journal Clubs are held from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in MDL 1031 unless otherwise noted. 

    No Journal Clubs currently scheduled. 

  • Defenses & CQEs

    Defenses and CQEs are open to the public. 

    Dissertation Defenses

    Upon successful completion of a dissertation defense, these students will graduate with a PhD in Medical Science.

    Tuesday, April 30 - Kyle Kroeck

    Molecular Medicine
    2:00 PM
    MDL 1003A

    Comprehensive Qualifying Exams

    Upon successful completion of a CQE, these students will be formally admitted into candidacy for a Ph.D. and begin their dissertation research. 

    Wednesday, April 24 - Yan Yan

    9:00 AM
    MDN 2005

    Monday, April 29 - Andie Dodge

    12:00 PM 
    MDL 1038 (GL 2&4)

    Fall 2018 CQEs

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Program News

four students with two dogs

Before finals week, the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs hosted two certified Therapy Dogs from Pet Partners to provide a little stress relief for students and staff! 

See the photos here

current phd students in construction area wearing hardhats

This Spring, five of our current PhD students had the opportunity to tour the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine & Heart Institute on Water Street. Scheduled to open in late 2019, the 13 story building will be home to labs, classrooms, study spaces, and more. 

View more photos from the tour here

Pictured (left to right): Sandy Hornung, Prisca Lin, Jiajia Yang, Mariana Burgos-Angulo, and Kara Snyder.