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Phone: 419.530.GRAD (4723)
Fax: 419.530.4724

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Room 048
Phone: 419.530.GRAD (4723)

Health Science Campus College of Graduate Studies Handbook 2008-2009


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Council of Graduate Students

College of Graduate Studies Health Science Campus Staff




Senior Associate Dean,
Graduate Health Science Programs

Dr. Michael Bisesi


Manager of Administrative Services Michelle Arbogast


PhD Program Secretary Marianne Pohlman



 and Special Programs

Christine Wile


OTD, MSOH, MPH, & PA Programs
     and Stipends
Theresa Langenderfer


DNP, MSN and Nursing Certificate Programs 
Contemporary Gerontology Practice     
     Certificate Program
Human Donation Science
     Certificate Program

Joan Mulligan


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College of Graduate Studies
Health Science Campus Administration

Executive Vice President and Provost
for Health Affairs, Dean of the College of Medicine
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Associate Dean for Student Affairs - College of Medicine, Vice Provost for the Health Science Campus Dr. Patricia Metting
Dean, College of Graduate Studies (Search in Progress)
Senior Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies      Dr. Michael Bisesi
Interim Dean, College of Health Science and Human Service      Dr. Beverly Schmoll
Dean, College of Nursing Dr. Timothy Gaspar
Dean, College of Pharmacy Dr. Johnnie Early
Librarian Marlene A. Porter
Director of Student Services & Registrar Sherri Armstrong

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Graduate Executive Committee
College of Graduate Studies
Health Science Campus

Senior Associate Dean, Graduate Health Science Programs Dr. Michael Bisesi
Associate Dean, College of Health Science and Human Service Graduate Programs Dr. Barbaranne Benjamin
Associate Dean, College of Medicine Graduate Programs Dr. Douglas Wilkerson
Interim Associate Dean, College of Nursing Graduate Programs Dr. Kelly Phillips
Executive Associate Dean, College of Pharmacy Dr. Wayne Hoss
Advanced Practice Nursing      Dr. Susan Rice
Bioinformatics, Proteomics & Genomics Dr. Robert Blumenthal
Cancer Biology Dr. James Trempe
Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases Dr. Andrew Beavis
College of Medicine Graduate Student Recruiting Dr. Randall Ruch
Contemporary Gerontology Practice Certificate  Dr. Barbara Kopp Miller
Council of Graduate Students Health Science Campus President Benjamin Hart
Counselor Education Dr. Martin Ritchie
Criminal Justice Dr. David Baker
Doctor of Nurse Program Dr. Dianne Smolen
Exercise Science Dr. Danny Pincivera
Health Education Dr. Joseph Dake
Health Science Campus Graduate Faculty Committee Chair      Dr. David Giovannucci
Human Donation Science Certificate     Dr. Linda Miller
Infection, Immunity, and Transplantation  Dr. Dorothea Sawicki
MD/PhD Program Dr. John Greenfield
Medical Physics Diagnostic Radiology  Dr. Michael Dennis
Medical Physics Radiation Oncology  Dr. Ishmael Parsai
Medical Sciences Dr. Carol Bennett-Clarke
Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders Dr. Nicolas Chiaia
Occupational Health Dr. Sheryl Milz
Occupational Therapy Dr. Julie Thomas
Orthopaedic Sciences       Dr. Nabil Ebraheim
Pathology Certificates       Dr. Amira Gohara
Pharm-Med/Bio Chemistry Dr. Hermann Von Grafenstein
Pharmacology Dr. Ezdihar Hassoun
Pharmacy Practice Dr. Kenneth Alexander
Physical Therapy       Dr. Michelle Masterson
Physician Assistant Studies Dr. Patricia Hogue
Recreation Administration      Dr. Eric Longsdorf
Recreation Therapy       Dr. Ruthie Kucharewski
School Psychology       Dr. Wendy Cochrane
Speech-Language Dr. Lori Pakulski
Social Work        Dr. Mylo Jennings
Urological Sciences Dr. Jerzy Jankun
Recording Secretary       Michelle Arbogast


The Council of Health Science Campus Graduate Students is an organization which meets to discuss issues of interest to graduate students. It serves as the voice of graduate students, provides a forum for airing, discussing, and solving graduate student grievances, and interacts with other schools and universities on graduate students’ behalf. Students with concerns or suggestions for events are encouraged to contact their program representative.

Notices of meetings are distributed in advance. Officers of the Council of Graduate Students Health Science Programs are elected annually near the end of each academic year.
The Council of Graduate Students sponsors an annual Graduate Student Research Forum in the spring of the year. This event is organized and run by students with cash awards for the winners. Various other social events are also organized throughout the year.

Representatives for 2008-2009 are:

Council of Graduate Students
Health Science Programs

President Benjamin Hart
Vice President  Mithun Khattar
Secretary  Sharon Noffsinger
Treasurer Vipul Shukla
 College Representatives:
Health Science & Human Services Eddie Severhof
Medicine Damien Earl
Jehnan Liu
Shantanu Rao
Nursing  Kara Wollenweber


The Health Science Campus College of Graduate Studies communicates with students using various methods, however, the student's UTAD (University issued email address) is the most frequently used form of communication.  Students are advised to check their University email often as official notices will be sent via email.  Information regarding email accounts and other technology resources can be found on the Institutional Technology web site.


Students are issued a UT email account to which correspondence from the College of Graduate Studies is sent. Students are advised to check this account on a regular basis.

MyUT Web Portal      (top of page)

The myUT portal is a secure web environment that provides a single access point for all of the information you need to make your UT experience complete. Through this one secure entrance you will find information on academics, services, events and so much more! The information in the portal is organized by pages, referred to as tabs, which are easily navigated. Each tab in the portal has various areas of information, known as channels, which allow you quick access to the information important to you.   You will also find the Student Self Service Tab in which you can check your grades, change your address, view class information and many other features.  Click here for more information about the MyUT web portal.

Other Methods of Communication

The College of Graduate Studies home page address is All information vital to the College can be found on this page or at the addresses linked to this page.  During the 2008-2009 academic year, the web site will undergo major modifications.  Please check back regularly for additional information and features.

The University of Toledo has several methods of communication for students including the UT Calendar, UT News and other email and portal driven channels.


Atthe University of Toledo the safety and well-being of all students is our primary concern. The University of Toledo’s Police Department is located in Room 007 on the Ground Floor of the Mulford Library Building.  The UT PD provides around-the-clock patrol protection. In addition, the UT Campus Police Department officers are certified peace officers in the state of Ohio and have received 524 hours of training. They are fully trained in first aid, traffic and criminal investigation and evidence gathering and are vested with powers of arrest. 

Emergency Preparedness and Timely Warning Web site:

Spring 2008 semester, The University of Toledo is launching an emergency mass-communication system called RED ALERT to reach as quickly as possible all members of the UT community to provide information and instructions.
To receive RED ALERT messages, students, faculty and staff must register their e-mail and cell phone numbers via the RED ALERT channel on the Home tab of the UT Portal ( ). Registrants are strongly encouraged to register to receive instantaneous text messages, however, if you do not have text availability, you can choose to receive a voice message. Due to the logistical requirements of disbursing many voice messages, voicemails may be significantly delayed.

UThas been working to improve emergency communications for some time to have a system in place to help prevent tragedies and provide information for other campus-wide warnings, such as:

-      Tornado warnings
-      Power or utility failures affecting most or all of the campus
-      A missing or abducted child on campus
-      Chemical contamination
It is also important to note that some cell phone carriers may send users the opportunity to opt out of receiving RED ALERT messages, similar to a SPAM filter. To continue to receive RED ALERT messages, do not accept your carriers option to block emergency announcements. Also, depending on the cell phone plan, users may incur a small fee for text message usage.
While it is hoped that registrants will rarely see a RED ALERT message, it is important to be able to communicate rapidly and clearly to avoid potential injury or tragedy. RED ALERT is only as powerful as the number of students, faculty and staff it can communicate with. Please visit the myUT portal and register for this important service.

Timely Warnings are communications required by the Clery Act, alerting the student body to an act of violence that has taken place on campus.

However, symbolic of The University of Toledo’s commitment to safety, education and transparency, UTPD takes a broader approach to the requirements of the Clery Act and provides information about incidents adjacent to campus as well.

Please know the safety alerts received from UTPD do not necessarily reflect an increase in crime levels. Rather, we feel a broad and liberal distribution allows students to make more informed choices regarding personal safety and provide an opportunity to share safety information.  This site discusses the appropriate responses to a wide range of situations, including fire, evacuation, weather-related emergencies, and other situations that may impact the operations of the University.

Please familiarize yourself with the contents of this web site, and to refer back to it often to check on policy and procedure updates as well as breaking information during emergency situations.

Crime Reporting:      
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Potential criminal activity and other emergencies on the Health Science Campus should be reported directly to the UT Police Department dispatcher. If you wish to report a crime or incident anonymously, you may do so utilizing this form. Please provide as much information as possible in order to assist University Police in addressing your concerns.

NOTE: If you would like to report a suspicious person or circumstance that is happening RIGHT NOW, and requires an immediate police/emergency response, please contact the UT Police dispatcher at 419.530.2600. If you live off-campus, dial 9-1-1.

Anonymous e-mails are reviewed every morning, not necessarily the moment they come in. If you need an immediate police response, or if you need to file an official police report, please contact us via telephone at 419.530.2600.

Ifyou live off campus, please call your local police agency or dial 9-1-1.

Crime Statistics:


The department is a participating member in the Northwest Ohio Regional Information System (NORIS). This is a computerized database network linking all local, county and suburban law enforcement agencies to a system whereby information regarding homicide, rape, robbery, burglary and motor vehicle theft is widely distributed among these agencies.

Crime Prevention      (top of page)

The UT Campus Police Department offers a variety of publications concerning crime prevention. They include Campus Crime and Prevention; Date Rape; The Reality; Rape; Safe and Sober Drinking Guide; Carjacking: Preventing the Crime. There also are several videotapes available for loan to any interested students.

I.D. Badges               (top of page)

All students of the University of Toledo Health Science Campus must obtain UT identification badges. These I.D. badges can be obtained at the Health Science Campus Police Department on the ground floor of the Mulford Library Building or at the Parking Services Office on the Main Campus at Rocket Hall. Students are reminded that when on campus, I.D. badges must be in their possession and worn at waist level or above.

Card Access

UTHealth Science Campus  has implemented card access throughout the campus. This system works in conjunction with the I.D. badge, and if you are so designated, will allow access to certain areas. Currently, there are several card access systems on campus to name a few: the front doors to the Collier Building, the student game room, the computer room in the Health Education Building, and the concourse doors between the Health Education Building and Block Health Science Building.

Here is a list of building door access:

Bldg. Location


Weekday ID
Weekend ID
BHSB Main Entrance 5:30a - 5:30p 5:30p - 5:30a N/A Always
Locked 24/7
CB Main Entrance  6:00a - 5:30p 5:30p - 6:00a N/A Always
Locked 24/7
HEB Main Entrance 5:30a -5:30p 5:30p - 5:30a  N/A Always
Locked 24/7
HEB Computer Lounge near Bookstore N/A Always
Locked 24/7
N/A Always
Locked 24/7
HEB Glass Connector Between BHS & HEB  5:30a -5:30p  5:30p - 5:30a N/A Always
Locked 24/7
ML Main Entrance  5:00a - 12:00a  12:00a - 5:00a 5:00 a - 12:00 a 12:00a - 5:00a
ML Game Room N/A Always
Locked 24/7
N/A Always
Locked 24/7
BHSB - Block Health Science Building
CB - Collier Building
HEB - Health Education Building
ML - Mulford Library

Alcohol and Drugs      (top of page)

The consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited except at UT-sponsored and sanctioned events. The consumption of alcoholic beverages at these events is restricted to the immediate area of the event and adjacent grounds. If students are found consuming alcoholic beverages elsewhere, the beverages are confiscated at the scene and disposed of by UT Police personnel in an appropriate manner. Possible criminal charges could be brought forth under the applicable city or state statutes.

The possession, distribution and/or consumption of illegal drugs is prohibited on the UT campus. Persons on campus who are discovered to be in possession of illegal drugs can be charged criminally under the applicable state or federal statutes, and also may be charged administratively under the rules of UT. Illegal drugs discovered on campus are turned over to the Toledo Police Department Crime Lab to be disposed of/destroyed in accordance with its policies. In addition, UT complies with all provisions of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989. Copies of these publications are available from the Department of Human Resources.

Personal Safety/Sexual Assault Prevention

AtUT Health Science Campus procedures have been established to prevent the occurrence of personal and sexual assault. It is important that students are aware of information regarding sexual assault and steps UT is taking to minimize the chance that it will occur on the campus or grounds.

Should you ever become the victim of a sexual assault on the property of UT, take the following steps immediately:

  • Call the UT Health Science Campus Police Department at emergency extension 77 or extension 3770 to report the assault.
  • DO NOT wash, bathe or remove any article of clothing that was worn during the assault.
  • Ask a UT Health Science Campus Police officer to notify your family or a friend of the assault.
  • Go to the Emergency Department for treatment.

UTPolice officers are trained to watch campus grounds and surrounding areas for potential security hazards such as inadequate lighting due to burned-out bulbs; high shrubs that can conceal an intruder or robber and other deficiencies that pose a threat to students. Department personnel are assisted in this endeavor by Facilities Maintenance, Grounds, and Liability Control personnel. All persons are encouraged to report any problems they feel pose a danger to their personal safety and well-being.

The UT PD has a Crime Crunchers Hotline (x4445) that will give rewards for information leading to the conviction of a crime on the Health Science Campus.

Other Aid to Students

The Police Department will assist students with motorist assists such as unlocks, jump starts, out-of-gas. The UT PD can fingerprint (at no charge) for anyone affiliated with UT for any reason. The UT PD also houses the Lost and Found Department.

Parking Permits

Complete Parking information can be found at the Parking Services Office.  All vehicles parked on campus must obtain and display a valid permit. Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day. Permits are not required from midnight Saturday until midnight Monday (weekends).

Ifall fees are paid, your permit will be mailed to your home address during the weeks before classes start in a marked envelope.  All students are automatically issued a parking permit by default.  In order to not receive a student permit you must either "OPT-OUT" when you register or, if a permit is received, return the permit to the Parking Services Office before the end of the Add-Drop grace period for a full refund.

Students are permitted to park in lots #3 and #4. Students also may park in lot #2 after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, and anytime during the weekends. If you receive a ticket, you have the right to appeal to the Parking Commission.

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Last Updated: 6/26/15