Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences

8th Annual Declaration Celebration

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lubin Dining Hall

Please join us as we celebrate with the mentors and PhD & MD/PhD students who have recently declared their labs and started their thesis research.

Open to all Einstein students, staff, and faculty

Dress Code: Business Casual 

A Cause for Celebration

First year graduate students at Einstein are responsible for beginning their coursework as well as completing three laboratory rotations. These laboratory rotations allow students to explore their particular research interests while taking advantage of the breath of science available to them.

At the end of the first year, each student is asked to declare the laboratory of his or her choice. The laboratory they choose is where they will do their thesis research, culminating in their PhD.

Schedule of Events

Ceremony: 5-6PM in Lubin Dining Hall (Block Building)

Reception: 6-7PM in Lubin Dining Hall (Block Building)

Victoria Freedman


Victoria H. Freedman, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology;




Introductory Comments

Meelad Dawlaty

Keynote Speaker

Meelad M. Dawlaty, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics 




Student Introductions by Department


Joan Berman

Oath of Scientists

Joan W. Berman, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Senior Academic Advisor to the Graduate Division





Special thanks in making this event possible:
The Graduate Division of Biomedical Sciences

Student Planning Committee:
Justin Vercellino
Emilio Merheb
Aakash Mahant


Past Declaration Celebrations

7th Annual Declaration Celebration 

6th Annual Declaration Celebration 

5th Annual Declaration Celebration 

4th Annual Declaration Celebration 

3rd Annual Declaration Celebration 

2nd Annual Declaration Celebration 

1st Annual Declaration Celebration 

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