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From Bench to Bedside

Interdisciplinary approach prepares students in Tulane University School of Medicine’s Biomedical Science Graduate Program

BY MICHELLE LEMIEUX This article appeared in the November/December 2021 issue of Diversity in Action.

JUST TWO MONTHS AGO, NEW ORLEANS WAS breaking through from Hurricane Ida. Dealing with massive power outages, Tulane University School of Medicine was back on its feet within a couple of weeks, and the rest of the city soon followed.

Described as “small but mighty” by Dr. Diane Blake, co-director of the Biomedical Science Graduate Program and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the university, rising to the occasion is a symbol of the commitment, dedication and resilience Tulane brings to its students.

The Biomedical Science Graduate Program (BMS), which Blake has run for the last six years, takes an interdisciplinary approach to graduate education and research, allowing students to customize their experiences as they move forward in their careers. Offering 18 different master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, the program offers candidates the ability to not just be collaborative and innovative, but creative. Click to read the entire "From Bench to Bedside" article as a PDF.