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Lipscomb University Biomolecular Science Master's Program

Lipscomb University Biomolecular Science Master's Program

One University Park Circle Nashville, TN 37204

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Lipscomb University Biomolecular Science Master's Program

One University Park Circle Nashville, TN 37204

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The mission of the graduate program in Biomolecular Science is to prepare competent scientists whose practice is informed by faith and who are well positioned for successful careers in the various rapidly emerging biotech industries. Examples might include: Basic and applied research laboratories in both the public and private sector, Genetic testing, Cancer research, Developmental genetics, Neurobiology DNA forensics and DNA fingerprinting Pharmaceutical companies. Additionally persons may elect to pursue this graduate program to better position themselves for entry into graduate programs in medicine, dentistry, and other allied health professions.

The mission of the graduate program in Biomolecular Science is to prepare competent scientists whose practice is informed by faith and who are well positioned for successful careers in the various rapidly emerging biotech industries. Examples might include: Basic and applied research laboratories in both the public and private sector, Genetic testing, Cancer research, Developmental genetics, Neurobiology DNA forensics and DNA fingerprinting Pharmaceutical companies. Additionally persons may elect to pursue this graduate program to better position themselves for entry into graduate programs in medicine, dentistry, and other allied health professions.

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Get the facts on a master’s that could put you at the head of the line for med, dental and vet school entrances – or in a career in biomedical research. Placement rates approach 100%! Visit our website for information and to hear what other students are saying about this degree

Get the facts on a master’s that could put you at the head of the line for med, dental and vet school entrances – or in a career in biomedical research. Placement rates approach 100%! Visit our website for information and to hear what other students are saying about this degree

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What's New At Lipscomb University's Biomolecular Science Master's Program?

Checkout the exciting things happening at Lipscomb University Biomolecular Science landing page here and see many reasons why students choose a master’s in Biomolecular Science at Lipscomb University.

We also are having another graduate info session on April 7, 2015 at 5:30pm at the Ezell building. If you attend you get $50 application fee waived for attending and meet Dr. Gallaher, chairman of Biomolecular Science. He will take you on a tour of McFarland Science research laboratory and talk about the courses you will be taking in Biomolecular Science. Just click on the website to RSVP for the graduate info session.

We are still currently taking applications for Summer 2015. The summer cohort starts May 26 and the application deadline is April 24, 2015. Starting graduate school in the summer can get you that much closer to achieving your future goals!

If you are interested in attending a one year non-thesis master’s program in Biomolecular Science, please call Tina Fulford at 615-966-5330 or email at tina.fulford@lipscomb.edu.

3 Biomolecular Science graduate students get into medical schools

Lipscomb University is proud to announce that 3 of our Biomolecular Science graduate students have been accepted into medical schools. Lacey Thompson was accepted into Trevecca University Physician Assistant program, Samantha Stewart was accepted into Osteopathic school in Ft. Lauderdale and Ali Keith was accepted into Osteopathic at Campbell University.

All 3 of the students said that a master’s in Biomolecular Science helped them “stand out in the pack” made them “memorable in the crowd” and “research set them apart from other applicants”. One student felt that by having a year in Biomolecular Science, they were more mature and it gave them more diversity to compete in the medical community.

Lipscomb University invites you to an info session on April 7, 2015 @5:00 at the Ezell building, Room 232. If you would like to come hear about our master’s program in Biomolecular Science, please register at the website here .

Biomolecular Science is currently taking master applications now for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015. Call for more info Tina Fulford / Administrative Assistant for BMS at 615-966-5330 or email tina.fulford@lipscomb.edu.

What can I do while I am waiting to hear back from Medical schools?

You can bridge the gap between graduation and medical schools with a master’s degree that will make your application stand out.

We know the competition for medical school spots is tough. Give yourself a proven advantage with a master’s degree from Lipscomb University in Biomolecular Science. It’s a great next step in your education that will make a difference in your career plan!

For more information contact Tina Fulford, Administrative Assistant in Biomolecular Science program tina.fulford@lipscomb.edu or 615-966-5330.

Top 5 reasons how a master’s in Biomolecular Science at Lipscomb can help you succeed:

(1) From Paternity testing to DNA forensic evidence, cancer research to infectious diseases, Lipscomb’s master’s degree in biomolecular science prepares you to work in some of the fastest growing areas in laboratory science today. Tennessee ranks sixth in the nation in biotech jobs, which means whether you are starting a new career or wanting to advance in the one you have, this degree delivers the right results.

(2) One of the best benefits in biomolecular science program is its ability to boost student’s research skills for admittance to medical, dental, veterinary or pharmacy school. Lipscomb University has around 80% percent of our students that are positioning themselves for entry into professional school.

(3) It is becoming more common for students in the professional medical schools to already have a graduate degree. Getting into medical school today takes more than a competitive grade point average and exam score. The trend in professional schools today is where research is becoming more and more important.

(4) Biomolecular Science program allows students to prove to a medical school that they can do graduate level work. Medical schools require you to think outside the box and come prepared to assess and figure out things on your own. This transition to medical school can be easier if you go through a graduate level research, like biomolecular science, first.

(5) Students are in biomolecular science are able to learn about and conduct research on cancer, infectious diseases, neurobiology, molecular genetics and more. This degree really distinguishes students from the crowd. This is the thing that can tip graduate students over to success with a selection committee.

Earn Your Master's Degree in Biomolecular Science at Lipscomb University in Nashville!

Earn your master’s degree within a year in Biomolecular Science at Lipscomb University. Lipscomb University is 5 minutes away from the exciting sites of Nashville, TN. Our classes are offered in the evening. It is a laboratory based degree for individuals whose goal is medical, dental or veterinary school, or who wish to pursue a career in the life science. We are currently accepting applications for the May 27 cohort. Click on lipscomb.edu/biology/graduate-program –studies for more information.

Does This Statement Sound Familiar?

"I am not ready to apply but, I want to talk to someone about how the graduate program in Biomolecular Science at Lipscomb University can help me get into Medical schools or a PHD degree?"

Contact : Tina Fulford Administrative Assistant Biomolecular Science Masters Program

tina.fulford@lipscomb.edu

615-966-5330 800-333-4358 Ext. 5330

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Kent Gallaher, PhDProfessor and Chair, Department of Biology Lipscomb University

One University Park DriveNashville, TN 37204-3951

kent.gallaher@lipscomb.edu

615.966.5174

Upcoming Cohorts For 2015

Lipscomb University Biomolecular Science Master’s program has just started their Spring 2015 cohort adding 5 new students to our 21 previous cohort’s. We will have openings for the Summer 2015 cohort. The deadline for our online application is Summer 2015 is April 24 th and classes starting May 26 th .

If you would like to finish a master’s in science within a year and want to better your chances with getting into medical school, need a masters for a PHD program or better your job in the research laboratory, contact:

Tina Fulford

Administrative Assistant

Biomolecular Science Masters Program

McFarland Science Building

Lipscomb University

(615) 966-5330

(615) 966-1830 fax

tina.fulford@lipscomb.edu

How can a master’s degree in Biomolecular science at Lipscomb University, help further my career or seek another degree in the biomedical field?

Lipscomb University Biomolecular science is a research community both at the research laboratories in higher education and Biotechonology labs in the private sector.

Lipscomb University has a great reputation for pre-medical training. This degree can be used to significantly strengthen the application of students seeking entry into the allied health profession,essentially functioning as a post-baccalaureate“pre-med” degree. It is designed to fit perfectly into a “gap year” between completion of the undergraduate degree and entry into medical/dental/pharmacy school.

The degree is a one calendar year and is delivered in the evening. The classes consist of five, 8 weeks long blocks. Students enroll in 2 courses per block with lecture classes meeting two nights a week (6:00pm-8:20pm) and labs meeting one night a week (6:00pm-9:50pm).

If you area biology undergraduate student or a closely related field of study, please contact us: Tina Fulford or Kent Gallaher at 615-966-5330.

lipscomb.edu/biology/graduate-program

Mary Sledge: Healing Wounds

10.30.2014 | Erin King, Journalism Intern

When I walked into the cozy McFarland office of Mary Sledge, little did I know of the story that she would tell. She is a mother, as well as a biology professor here at Lipscomb, but since 2013 she has also been an integral part of the spring break mission trip to Monterrey, Mexico. While balancing all of these things is a feat in itself, the real beauty comes in how she got to this point.

It was eight years ago, in a whirlwind of events, that Mary and her husband Kenneth relocated to Nashville when Mary took a job on faculty at Lipscomb. While they had been living in Oklahoma, God had put it on Mary's heart to begin looking for a professorship at a Christian university. It was not too long after, that the opportunity arose for her at Lipscomb. Always ready to respond to God’s call and now with two grown adult children, Mary and Kenneth picked up and moved to Nashville.

Since 1995 Kenneth had been fighting a lung disease that had kept him disabled for many years. In 2010, only four years after they relocated to Nashville, Kenneth finally succumbed to his illness, creating a more difficult time than Mary had ever experienced. “Losing a spouse is a big thing. I kind of had to reinvent myself as a single person,” says Mary. “A couple of years after Kenneth passed away, I started searching for ways to serve. I got on the Lipscomb Missions website and found a new trip and have never looked back. Having this mission trip is something that I work towards every year and that has helped me a lot.”

The trip that she speaks of is the spring break Monterrey trip. In 2013, the trip’s inaugural year of inception, there were two leaders and one team member: Mary Sledge. It was her first mission trip. Elias Magana, a student who was the trip’s founder, laughed a little when asked about that first year. “Right away Mary was willing to do anything, to try anything, to jump into anything. One of the first days we were there, we had to work with a jackhammer and Mary was dying to try it!”

Her willingness to go that first year gave her the experience and confidence to return in 2014 and has her making plans to be back in 2015. With graduation on the horizon for Magana in the spring, Mary will be stepping into the role of primary team leader. “I’m glad she’s continued to be involved in this trip,” Elias said. “It would just be weird without her.” Mary is passionate about the organization, Back2Back Ministries , and she says that there is not a thing she doesn't love about the trip.

She admits that this trip has also played a big role in her healing process after losing her husband at such a young age. Whether it is the students she forms relationships with on the trip, the people they get to serve or simply the easygoing atmosphere of the trip, it has unfailingly been a source of joy for her.

For me, Mary’s story is the epitome of missions. I know that I went into my first trip thinking that I would change people’s lives and accomplish so many things, but it turned out that the people that I went to bless were the ones who blessed me. There is something about serving others that can heal even the deepest of wounds and change a person for good. Mary said it best when she simply said this, “It is just such a life changing experience.”

The Wall Street Journal & Lipscomb

The Wall Street Journal came to Lipscomb to interview 2 of our own Biomolecular Science students, Jackson Hearn and Lacey Thompson. Click here to read it!

Top Things to Do in Nashville

(1) The Ryman Auditorium

The Ryman is not only a historical destination for Nashville, it houses some of the best music around. Check the schedule for choral performances, jam band concerts, country music and much more!

(2) Titans Games

At LP field, there is a lot of fun to be had. Join the crowds and cheer on a great NFL Football team sporting your blue and white. Make sure and catch the home games in the stadium and also the away games at a local business or at home! Football games are great social occasions to meet new people and make friends.

(3) Centennial Park

Home of the only life size replica of the Parthenon, Centennial Park is a must see in Nashville. Whether you are visiting or reside in Nashville, make sure and make it to this large park centrally located for a frisbee throw, sand volleyball game, outdoor study spot, walk, swing or tour of this grand piece of architecture. Centennial Park also offers craft fairs and other vendor shows that increase exposure for artisans and artists.

(4) Broadway

Put on your cowboy boots and head down to Broadway for a honkey tonk. Check out riverfront park, music venues, ice cream parlors and much more.

(5) East Nashville

East Nashville, home of delicious food, great parks, farmers markets and music. You can visit The Building and 5 Spot for music or hit up Wild Cow for a little vegetarian meal. Also, Rosepepper has some of the best Mexican food in Nashville and Jeni's the best ice cream.

(6) Shelby Bottoms Greenway

Riding a bike and running on the road gets the exercise job done, but it can be dangerous and the opposite of relaxing. With a greenway so close, there is no reason to stress over the texting drivers that may hit you if you are not on guard. The greenway runs for over 5 miles of paved paths through the woods and wetlands and along the Cumberland River.

(7) The Belcourt Theatre

The Belcourt Theatre is an old movie theater that offers independent films of all types. Rotating the featured films regularly, there is always something new and something interesting to work into your schedule. Grab your friends and head out for a unique film experience and then hit up Fido for a quick bite or coffee, or maybe you will enjoy the midnight nachos from Sunset Grill afterwards.

(8) Farmers Markets

Nashville has 100% accepted and embraced the Farmers Market movement. With markets in every neighborhood, you are covered no matter where you live and work. Check out the 12 th South Farmers Market , Hip Donelson Farmers Market , West End Farmers Market , Vanderbilt Farmers Market and others. You will find local farmers, produce, prepared foods, artisan goods, handmade items and much more! Shop local because you can in Nashville!

(9) Hiking Trails

Nashville and the surrounding area has some of the best hiking! You can catch a 6 mile loop 15 miles from Lipscomb on the Mossy Ridge Loop of Percy Warner or you can get away from the high traffic trails and hit up Beaman Park further northwest. Radnor Lake is also one in this category that you do not want to miss. The trail is well kept and there is no running which preserves the trail and makes it less exercise oriented and more geared towards nature hikes with the beauty in mind. You also get great views of the lake and the leaves come fall. Drive about an hour and a half out to Cookeville and you will find waterfalls galore at Cummins Falls and Burgess Falls . Not too far away from Cookeville is Fall Creek Falls and others within that state park. In addition to hiking the trails, you can also experience mountain biking at places like Lock 4 , Hamilton Creek , Bells Bend and Percy Warner. Nashville is an underground outdoor paradise!

(10) Nashville B-Cycles

Don't have a bike, but want to get places without using your car? B-Cycle is a bike rental service where you rent a bike from one location and can turn it back in at any other location around town. Talk about convenient!! Check it out and get where you are going.

Meet Tina

Meet Tina Fulford, Administrative Assistant for Biomolecular Science Masters Program at Lipscomb University. Tina helps recruit students interested in applying for our master's program and tracks the paperwork from students for BMS admission. If you are interested in learning more about Biomolecular Science Master's Program, please contact Tina Fulford at 615-966-5330 or tina.fulford@lipscomb.edu

Get a jump ahead on a medical school application or prep for a future in biotech

Position yourself well for medical, dental or vet school – or any one of thousands of jobs in the fast-growing biotech sector.

Lipscomb University’s Department of Biology offers a master’s degree in Biomolecular Science that is lab-based, experience-rich and a one-of-a-kind in the area.

If you didn’t get into the med, dental or vet school of your choice, chances are this degree will get you there in just one year.

If you want to position yourself strongly in biotech careers from paternity testing to DNA forensic evidence, from cancer research to infectious diseases, this master’s program prepares you to work in some of the hottest areas in laboratory science.

A 30-hour, non-thesis professional master’s degree, the program can be completed in as little as 12 months. It is offered in eight-week blocks (with five blocks per calendar year), and you can enter the program each year in June, August or January. Evening classes accommodate working professionals, with lecture courses meeting twice each week (5:30-7:50 p.m.) and labs meeting once each week (5:30-9:20 p.m.).

Map the road to your future in medicine or biotechnology. For more information – or just to talk, with no obligation, to a seasoned professional for a little career counseling – contact Kent Gallaher at 615.966.5721 or at kent.gallaher@lipscomb.edu.

Program Summary

Core Courses = 18 hrs

BMS 5103 Introduction to Research

BMS 5213 Biostatistics

BMS 5223 Ethics in Science and Biotechnology

BMS 5113 Biomolecular Laboratory I

BMS 5123 Biomolecular Laboratory II

BMS 5503 Capstone Project

Content Courses = 12 hrs selected from:

BMS 5013 Molecular Biology

BMS 5023 Cancer Biology

BMS 5313 Advanced Cancer Biology

BMS 5303 Cellular and Molecular Physiology

BMS 5323 Advanced Immunology

BMS 54n3 Topics in Biomolecular Science (possible examples: Apoptosis, Neurobiology, Microbial Pathogenesis, Advanced Virology, Stem Cell Biology, etc…)

Listen to Jared Britt, a former student of our program. Now he's a first year dental student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

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