Graduate Council

The Graduate Council acts on behalf of the Graduate Faculty on routine matters of policy interpretation, curriculum and course review, and review of applications for Graduate Faculty status. The operating procedures of the Graduate Council are defined by the Bylaws of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School.

The Graduate Council consists of a voting faculty representative from each of the graduate programs.  Representatives are elected for non-consecutive, four-year terms.  Members of the Graduate Council elect a chair from their membership for a two year term.

Meetings are scheduled once a month, generally on the third Thursday unless members are notified otherwise by the Graduate School office.

Graduate Council Minutes


2018-2019 Graduate Council Voting Members

Dr. Melanie MacNicol, Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences
Dr. Antino Allen, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Joshua Phelps, Clinical Nutrition
Dr. Naveen Nagaraj, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dr. William Fantegrossi, Pharmacology

Dr. Boris Zybaylov, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dr. Frank Simmen, Physiology and Molecular Biophysics
Dr. Patricia “Trish” Wright, Nursing Sciences
Dr. Jerry Ware, Pathobiology

Dr. Gunnar Boysen, Occupational and Environmental Health
Dr. Karl Boehme, Microbiology and Immunology
Dr. Andrew James, Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Dr. David Ussery, Biomedical Informatics


Committee on Faculty Responsibilities


Committee on Curriculum Responsibilities


Graduate Council Member Portal