The MSTP Steering Committee currently consists of faculty members from various basic science and clinical departments. The committee meets monthly and oversees program operation. The MSTP Steering Committee members are also directly involved with the selection and evaluation of the MSTP candidates. The Steering Committee makes admission decisions that are honored by the Graduate School and the School of Medicine.
The committee approves the selection of PhD thesis advisors and PhD thesis committees, and it reviews academic and research performance of MSTP trainees. Steering Committee members are also mentors and role models for the MSTP students and are always willing to respond to students' needs or questions via e-mail, phone, or drop-in visits.
MSTP students should choose one of the basic science representatives to the Steering Committee to be a member of their PhD Thesis Committee.
CWRU MSTP Steering Committee
Basic Science Representatives
||Immunology, Cancer Biology
||Genetics & Genome Sciences
|| Physiology and Biophysics, Pharmacology, Immunology
||Biomedical Engineering, Neurosciences, Physiology and Biophysics
|| Immunology, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry
||Pharmacology, Cell Biology, Pathology: Cancer Biology, Immunology
||Molecular and Microbiology
||Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Clinical Translational Science
Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, Clinical Translational Science
||Genetics and Genome Sciences, Neurosciences
Steering Committee Clinical Representative
Debra Leizman, MD, Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine, and Director, MSTP Clinical Tutorial
Steering Committee MD Admissions Representative
Christian Essman, Director of Admissions, School of Medicine