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Reception for All New Students: August 20

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All students who are new to the Hood Graduate School for the Fall 2014 semester are invited to an orientation on Wednesday, August 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The informal welcome reception, to be held at Whitaker Campus Center, will provide an opportunity to meet faculty, staff and fellow students.

The agenda includes a campus tour, introduction to the bookstore and Apple computer lab, a welcome from Graduate School Dean Dr. Maria Green Cowles, and dinner with the program directors. Get the complete agenda and then RSVP here 

Grad Now at UNC Med School

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Aaron Wesley

Aaron Wesley

Recent Biomedical Science graduate Aaron Wesley has just completed his first year at the University of North Carolina Medical School. Aaron calls his Hood experience “pivotal” to his academic growth. He credits his thesis adviser, Dr. Craig Laufer, for “high quality mentorship…that was instrumental to my development as a scientist.”

Craig says Aaron is a prime example of students who choose the Biomedical Science program as a way to burnish their credentials before applying to medical or dental school.

Although still in the early phase of his medical education, Aaron is intrigued by emergency medicine and oncology.

Grad School Mentor’s Company Celebrates 10th Year

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Randy McClement, Frederick Mayor; Blaine R. Young, County Commissioners President;  Robert "Bob" Buckheit, ImQuest president (and Hood alum); Richard Griffin, Director of Economic Development, City of Frederick; and Helen Propheter, Manager, Frederick County Government, Business Development and Retention

Pictured with Robert “Bob” Buckheit, ImQuest president (and Hood Grad School alum), center, are Randy McClement, Frederick Mayor; Blaine R. Young, County Commissioner; ; Richard Griffin, Director of Economic Development, City of Frederick; and Helen Propheter, Manager, Frederick County Government, Business Development and Retention

Frederick, MD-based ImQuest BioSciences, a leading pre-clinical contract research and development company that evaluates the potential of new and novel pharmaceutical products, marked its tenth year on June 10 with announcement of the launch of its ImQuestSUCCESS platform.  ImQuest has won more than 200 awards in the past 15 years. Among the honors are the “U.S. Small Agency of the Year”recognition for three years in a row and ranking among the top 30 “Best U.S. Agencies to Work For” ten consecutive years.

Dr. Robert “Bob” Buckheit, Jr., ImQuest’s president and CSO, has supervised and mentored numerous Mster’s students in the Biomedical Sciences program in the Graduate School at Hood College. 

AFCEA Funds Microscope Purchase

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Dean Maria Green Cowles recently accepted a check for $2,500 from Steve Lamberson, president of the Frederick Chapter of AFCEA. Lamberson presented the check in support of the Hood Graduate School’s  partnership with the USAMRMC STEM and GEMS programs.  The money will be used to purchase a Celestron LCD deluxe digital microscope for the GEMS summer youth programs.

Pictured below in addition to Lamberson and Cowles are Colonel Eric Edgar, Commanding officer USAMRIID and Colonel Robert von Tersch, Director Strategic Partnerships, USAMRMC, and their staff; Dr. Rachel Bagni, Director of Hood’s Biomedical Science program; Judy Sherman, director of Hood’s Curriculum and Instruction and STEM programs; and Hans Wagner, Hood’s Biology Laboratory Supervisor who actively supports the GEMS program.AFCEA