|Pamela Carmines, Ph.D.|
The primary goals of this position are to assist the dean for graduate studies to:
- lead the development and implementation of a new Graduate and Postdoctoral Students Information Systems (GPSIS) as a tool for monitoring the progress of students toward their degrees and the career trajectories of UNMC graduate studies alumni and former postdoctoral trainees, as well as generating training grant tables and supporting program evaluations and accreditation;
- coordinate/facilitate communications related to graduate studies across a broad base -- potential and current students, alumni, faculty and the general public. This includes communication-based efforts to facilitate domestic student recruitment;
- lead efforts to develop relationships with undergraduate institutions and increase the diversity of our students; and
- work with Alumni Relations and the newly formed UNMC Graduate Studies Alumni Chapter to coordinate outreach efforts aimed at engaging alumni.
Dr. Carmines is professor and vice chair for graduate education in the department of cellular & integrative physiology at UNMC. Her research has focused on regulation of the renal microcirculation and the deleterious impact of diabetes on renal vascular and epithelial function.
An established investigator of the American Heart Association and recipient of the American Society of Hypertension Young Scholars Award, she completed two terms as associate editor of the American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology.
She is a former recipient of the UNMC Outstanding Teacher Award and Golden Apple Award from the American Medical Student Association. Dr. Carmines has a passion for graduate education that has a strong basis in her experience as a research mentor and as director of the CIP graduate program for more than a decade.
Having held several leadership positions in the American Physiological Society, she recently completed the year-long Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women as a means of advancing her leadership skills in the context of the needs of academic medical centers.
She has led the effort to develop a campuswide database to track student progress through their training at UNMC and into their careers. This ongoing project will serve as a springboard for several aspects of her new role in graduate studies.
A graduate of Longwood College, Dr. Carmines earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Before joining the faculty at UNMC in 1993, she was assistant professor of physiology at the Tulane University School of Medicine.
Happy First Official Day on the Job! Congratulations! Teri
Congratulations, Dr. Carmines! I can't think of a more deserving person for this position.
Congratulations. I look forward to working with you on improving alumni involvement. Pat Leuschen, PhD