This fall, new PhD students from around the world arrived on the Chicago campus to join the Driskill Graduate Program in the Life Sciences (DGP), Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN), Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), Clinical Psychology PhD program, Doctor of Physical Therapy/PhD program and Health Sciences Integrated PhD (HSIP) Program.
DGP welcomes 25 new PhD students. This group includes individuals with undergraduate degrees from schools as close as the Midwest, and as far away as China, Vietnam and Bolivia. These students will complete courses and lab rotations during the first year, which allow them to explore several types of research before selecting a dissertation lab and project.
The new NUIN students hail from across the United States including Maryland and Utah to New York and Baltimore. The entering class is comprised of 19 PhD candidates.
The MSTP welcomes 15 new students who will earn both their MD and PhD degree at Northwestern. They will complete two years of medical school before starting their doctoral program in a lab. Once they earn their PhD, they will return to medical school to complete their Doctor of Medicine degree. This year’s entering class has earned undergraduate degrees from institutions that include Stanford University, Brown University and the University of California – Berkley.
Seven new students are beginning the Clinical Psychology PhD program. They will spend six years at Feinberg for training in the clinical practice and science of psychology, along with specific training needed for careers as clinical psychologists conducting research and/or clinical work in academic medical centers or other healthcare settings. Students in this year’s class come from near and far, including Michigan, Pennsylvania, Minneapolis and Washington, DC.
The DPT-PhD (Eng) program welcomed one new student, Andrew Dragunas, who will earn both his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree and PhD in biomedical engineering at Northwestern. He will complete two years of engineering school before starting the DPT program at Feinberg. Once he earns her DPT, he will return to engineering to complete the PhD degree. This year’s entering student earned his undergraduate degree from the Case Western Reserve University.
Finally, four new students join the HSIP program to become its fifth entering class. Founded in 2012 and unique to Northwestern, HSIP trains students in processes and methodologies in clinical and population sciences through the Institute for Public Health and Medicine. The class comes from Egypt, Maryland, Illinois and China, and all previously earned master’s degrees.
Congratulations to all the new PhD students in these programs:
Driskill Graduate Program in the Life Sciences
Blanca Gutierrez Diaz
Dong Ho Kim
Milagros Suarez Palacios
Northwestern Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program
Medical Scientist Training Program
Clinical Psychology PhD Program
DPT- PhD (Eng)
Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program