Academic Support

Registration for classes occurs during designated periods via Student Services Online. See the registrar’s website for dates, policies and the official university academic calendar.

Students with fees on their account, such as library fines, are responsible for resolving these fines expeditiously. Failure to do so will result in holds that will prevent registration and issuance of diplomas. TBN is the department contact for student account issues for fees covered by the department (ie tuition, student health insurance, etc).

Related Links
Registration and Student Financial Services
GSAS Office of Dissertations
Columbia Web of Science
Research and Compliance (RASCAL)

Cubicle space is assigned to incoming PhD and NLM postdocs in August. Cubicles may be reassigned on an as needed basis based on departmental need. Students may request conference room space on the DBMI website.

Academic Advisor
All incoming students are assigned an academic advisor to assist with course selection and program completion. If the academic advisor becomes a student’s research advisor, a new academic advisor is assigned.

Training Committee and Graduate Program Manager
The training program is overseen by faculty and staff (see membership list below) who direct the ongoing management and program curricula. They are led by Prof. Noémie Elhadad, graduate program director, and supported by Marina Bonanno, the Graduate Program Manager. Their responsibilities include admissions, departmental policies and procedures, satisfactory academic progress, and curricular oversight and design.

Noémie Elhadad, Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director
Carol Friedman, Professor
Chunhua Weng, Professor
Lena Mamykina, Associate Professor
Nick Tatonetti, Associate Professor
Adler Perotte, Assistant Professor
Ann Marshak, Department Administrator
Marina Bonanno, Graduate Program Manager

PhD Student Representatives
There are two student representatives, nominated by the student body in June and approved by the Training Committee.  They assist with new student orientation, Interview Day for PhD finalists, social activities, Town Halls, and represent DBMI on the Graduate Student Advisory Councils on the Morningside and CUIMC campus. They advocate for students and present any issues to the Training Committee, as needed.

Elliot Mitchell (Lena Mamykina lab)
Oliver Bear Don’t Walk IV (Noémie Elhadad lab)

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