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Founded 1994

Accredited by WASC in
2001

Began with 4 students in
1994, presently ca 80
students on campus, over
90
graduates.

Irell

and
Manella

Graduate School of
Biological Sciences

City of Hope is recognized
worldwide for its compassionate
patient care, innovative science and
translational research, which rapidly
turns laboratory breakthroughs into
promising new therapies.



Why Have a Graduate School?

City of Hope Mission Statement
:

“City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research,
treatment
and educational institution
…”

Beckman Research Institute Mission Statement
:

“The objective of the Beckman Research Institute of
the City of Hope is to support innovative and
creative research and
to educate future scientists

in
the biological sciences.”


“Graduate students are the
engines that drive progress
in biomedical research.”

Tom
Cech
, PhD, HHMI
Science

(2000)


City of Hope students have been
authors on
300
+ publications.



Why Have a Graduate School?

Alumni



Postdocs

at Harvard, Stanford, Scripps, UCSF, USC,
Caltech, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UCI, UCSD, Vanderbilt,
Harvard, MRC Edinburgh, University of Texas, Burnham
Institute

Other institutes



Leading research teams at
Pfizer
-
Wyeth
and
Genaissance



Senior scientists at ISIS and
Allergan



Director of Research at the Stem
Cell Research Institute of California



Teaching at Pomona College, Cal State
LA and Cal State Northridge

Students pay no tuition and receive a $30,0000 stipend, plus
health and dental insurance



Students beyond second year are supported by research
grants


Graduate School Endowment has c.$ 10 million

Finances

Graduate School Building (Beckman
Bldg)




Classrooms


• Teaching Lab


• Lounge


• Bistro


• Study Space


Office Space

Student Housing


• Several apartments and
houses, can accommodate all in
coming students


400/month rent includes
utilities



Students / Recruitment


• Entering class varies from 10 to 15 / year out of an
applicant pool of approximately 200 per year.


• Students need good grades, excellent GRE scores,
strong letters of recommendation and undergraduate
research experience.






Curriculum





• Biological Sciences
-
Immunology,
Molecular and Cellular Biology, Cancer Biology,
Diabetes, Metabolism and Endocrinology,
Molecular Medicine, Neurosciences



• New chemical and structural biology track
this year.


• DVM
-
Ph.D. program

The
Graduate School fulfills City of
Hope’s mission and increases the
productivity of research.

We are training the scientists of the
future in biomedical research.

The 21
st

century is the century of
biology.

How Do I apply? Electronic Application Form
-
will need
transcripts, GRE scores and three letters of
recommendation

http://www.cityofhope.org/education/grad
-
school/Pages/home.aspx

The Graff Library

Overview


Instructional support


Outreach services


Partnerships and collaborations


Mainstay library services


Communication and information
dissemination


Scholarly communication

Instruction: How the Library
Supports Our Students and Faculty


Part of student orientation


Integrated into two core courses:


Bioinformatics


Fundamentals of Scientific Research




Outreach Services: How the Library
Brings the Services to Our Students
and Faculty


Library Office Hours


Scholarly Communication Office Hours


Back to School annual event


Librarians attend graduate school events
and other events aimed at graduate students



Mainstay Library Services:
Going Back to Basics


Free interlibrary loans


Free printing and copying


Library as place


24/7/365 access to the Graff Library building


Their own reading room; a quiet place


Study rooms


Journal and book collections


Very vocal about what they need and why they
need it; let the library know when access is
down




Partnerships and Collaborations:
Working Together


Library Advisory Committee


2011 focus group


Collections


Dissertations highlighted in catalog


Career and Professional Development book
collection


Encourage a culture of feedback



Library Video


Communication and Information
Dissemination: Multiple Channels
Mean More Opportunities


Graff Library monthly newsletter via email


Library events listed on campus master
calendar


Highlights from Graff Library
, the library
blog


Facebook

presence


Informal conversations



Scholarly Communication: A
Relatively New Realm



Support student use of
Turnitin
, plagiarism detection
software


Assist with uploading dissertations via
Proquest
/UMI


Provide consultations and training on
EndNote

(COH
has a site license)


Help faculty with NIH Public Access Policy
compliance


Promote tools that help students/faculty find a journal
to submit their manuscript


Developing an institutional repository for publications

Acknowledgments



Andrea Lynch
-
Scholarly Communication Librarian


Steve Novak
-
Associate Dean for Assessment