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Graduate Committee Co-chairs

Dr. Laura Bilek and Dr. David Shaw 

The Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area (MSIA) is structured to meet the needs of students who want to graduate with a Master of Science degree within UNMC who wish to focus on clinical, multi-disciplinary research and those doing clinically-relevant basic research that may not be provided by other graduate or professional degree programs.  

The program is intended for those who wish to pursue individually designed programs of an interdisciplinary nature within the medical sciences.  Participating departments or research areas are called MSIA “sub-plans," with the MS degree offered by the following sub-plans:

  • Oral Biology
  • Clinical Translational Research Mentored Scholars Program, 
  • Clinically Relevant Basic Research,
  • Patient-Oriented Research (with Thesis and Non-Thesis Options), and
  • Health Practice and Medical Education Research.