Department of Biomedical Sciences holds 2018 graduate student retreat

  • Friday, August 31, 2018
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Last weekend, the Department of Biomedical Sciences held a departmental retreat, in part to welcome the incoming class of graduate students. The group was treated to a white coat ceremony, performed to remind students of the importance of the research they will soon conduct as they embark on their scientific journeys.

The new graduate students are:

  • Gbolahan Bamgbose, from Nigeria. Gbolahan (or GB) has a master’s degree from the University of Lagos. Music, especially the introspective kind, is a huge part of his life. He is also passionate about helping people and volunteering.
  • Regan Lawrence, Manitoba, Canada. Regan got her bachelor’s degree at Dickinson State, where she played softball and went to the World Series! She recently married Riley Moore, a second-year medical student at UND.
  • Mitchell Klomp, Colorado. Mitch got his bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana. He is an avid runner and recently competed in his first ultramarathon this summer, a great 50 mile run in Pike National Forest.
  • Cody Boyle, Crookston, Minn. Cody has bachelor's and master's degrees from UND! A numbers guy, he is the oldest of four siblings, all born on the 19th day of their respective months, all born in orders of three: 3 (March), 6 (June), 9 (September), and 12 (December). Cody’s sister and he are 15 months apart, and his younger brother and sister are also 15 months apart.

Also at the retreat, fourth-year graduate student Moriah Hovde was awarded the Student Impact Award, which recognizes exceptional graduate students within the Biomedical Sciences Department who have made outstanding contributions to research, scholarship, and service.