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Annual Barbecue

Students, staff, and faculty and families welcome our first-year graduate students at our annual barbecue in Krepps Park.

Biomedical Research Building

The new Erma Byrd Biomedical Research Building (four stories) opened in 2008 and features an open laboratory design. Read More

One on One Training

Outstanding new and established investigators direct relatively small research laboratories populated primarily by graduate students allowing for one on one training.

Research Induction Day

Unique to doctoral research training at the national level, this ceremony features second-year graduate students who receive their first laboratory coat from their faculty mentors. Read More

Wild and Wonderful

A picturesque state with abundant outdoor activities. West Virginia hosts world class white-water rafting, kayaking, and mountain biking. Read More

The Biomedical Sciences reside in the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy at the West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center. As an IGPBMS student, you will enter an undifferentiated first-year with your fellow students and take a core curriculum and at least three research rotations. Upon completion of Year 1, you will select a faculty mentor and one of our seven Ph.D. degree-granting programs. Students receive a stipend of $25,000 with full university tuition coverage and graduate student health insurance.

Degree-granting Programs

Why WVU?

Taken to heart is the following quote by Dr. Bruce Alberts, Editor-in-Chief of Science - “The best research advisors provide their students with enough guidance to prevent them from wasting time on nonproductive pursuits, while giving them the freedom to innovate and to learn from their own mistakes.” (On Becoming a Scientist, Science 326 (13): 916, 2009).