Schedule of Events

Orientation
Begins Wednesday 8/21/14
SUNY Upstate Medical University's orientation for all incoming students.

14th Biomedical Sciences Retreat
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
This is an all day event sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies. The retreat will have a day-long program of talks and posters, including breakfast and lunch for those who register.
This is a great opportunity to catch up on the research happening around you at Upstate and to meet the new faculty and incoming class of graduate students.Please circulate this information to anyone with research interests at Upstate!

Six Weeks To Success
A discussion series designed to help incoming students get off to a strong start.
Meetings times are 12:00 Noon in Room 4507 Setnor.

8/29 Selecting a Research Topic and Mentor, Dr. Steven Youngentob and Panelists:  Angelina Regua (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology PhD student) and Forrest Wright (Pharmacology PhD Student)
9/5 Critical Reading Skills and Study Skills, Dr. Sandra Hayes
9/12 How to Get the Most Out of Your Rotations, Your Advisor and Your Committee, Dr. Stewart Loh and Panelist: Stephen Shinsky (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology PhD student)
9/19 Writing a Research Report, Dr. Jennifer Moffat
9/26 What You Need to Succeed in Grad School, the Qualifying Exam & Life, Dr. Joseph Sanger
10/17 Intro to Bioethics, Dr. Robert Olick

Career Development Workshop Series
[Please see website for dates]

Lunch with Dean
Graduate students from individual programs meet regularly with the Dean. These "feedback" sessions are for students to discuss any suggestions, successes or concerns about the graduate program.
Held Fall & Spring semesters

Undergraduate Advisor Day
Thursday, October 23
As a recruitment tool, an Advisor Day was developed to personally introduce the College of Graduate Studies to those who guide students toward post-baccalaureate options. Deans and Advisors from undergraduate institutions within a 250 mi radius of Upstate are mailed an invitation flyer. The goal of the Advisor Day is to build long-lasting relationships with undergraduate institutions.
[Held Fall of even years]

Spring Semester Registration
Monday, December 1, 2014 – Friday, December 12, 2014

MD/PhD Recruit Days

12/7-9/14, 1/11-13/15

College of Graduate Studies' Recruitment Day
3/6-7/2015

Beyond the Doctorate Research Day (Postdocs, Residents and Fellows)
Wednesday 3/11/15
The College of Graduate Studies' Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Graduate Medical Education invited the Upstate Community to celebrate the research accomplishments of SUNY Upstate's postdocs, residents and fellows by participating in the Beyond the Doctorate Research Day (Postdocs, Residents and Fellows).

Distinguished Alumni Lecture
Monday 3/23/15
In an on-going effort to provide career development to students in the College of Graduate Studies, the annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture was created.

Student Research Celebration
Wednesday 4/15/15
This annual event allows students from all four colleges at SUNY Upstate to share their research findings with each other and with the public.

MD/PhD Research Day
Host: University of Rochester
10/11/14
(Upstate hosts once every three years)
Participants: SUNY Buffalo, University of Rochester & SUNY Upstate Medical University
This full-day meeting affords MD/PhD students from the three institutions the opportunity to interact and present their research. The day includes a keynote address focusing on translational research, short talks and poster session presented by MD/PhD students, and group discussion regarding career goals.

CGS Faculty Retreat
Annual College of Graduate Studies' Faculty Retreat
Last held 4/3/12

MD/PhD Distinguished Alumni Day PDF Icon
This annual event was created to provide career guidance to MD/PhD students.
Last held 6/11/14
(Held biennally)


Commencement/Convocation
SUNY Upstate's Commencement and Convocation ceremonies.
Sunday 5/17/15
The College of Graduate Studies's Commencement will be held at the Carrier Theater/John M. Mulroy Civic Center.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
June 1, 2015 - August 7, 2015
Undergraduates, with appropriate faculty help, formulate their own proposal, carry out research under the supervision of one of our faculty, write a research paper and have the opportunity to see their work published. In the process, students will attend research seminars and participate in discussions on alternative careers in research and how to apply to graduate school.