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Link to Leadership: Dr. Lisa Schwiebert, Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs

GRAD logo without taglineEmbarking on the graduate school journey can be a challenging experience, but it helps if you understand the major players involved in that experience. This new series, "Link to Leadership," features Q&As with UAB's Graduate School leaders and an opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to get to know these leaders on a deeper level.
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Graduate Student Organization Spotlight: Graduate Student Government

Grad Student Organization Spotlight graphicThe University of Alabama at Birmingham offers numerous ways for graduate students to enhance their leadership skills, one of which is joining a student organization. But how do you decide which organization is the right fit for you? This Spotlight series will highlight all of UAB's graduate student organizations, as well as the benefits of joining each one.  Read more ...

Graduate Program Summer Recruitment Fair slated for July

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GS: Where are you from?
LG: Reading, Massachusetts.

GS: What degree did you/will you receive and when?
LG: I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Medical Psychology with plans to graduate in May 2011.

GS: How long have you been at UAB?
LG: 4 years.

GS: What is your research? 
LG: Neuroplasticity resulting from rehabilitation.

GS: What made you choose UAB for your graduate studies?
LG: The opportunity to work with Dr. Taub, a distinguished member of the neurorehabilitation field.

GS: Have you received any awards or honors?
LG: 1st place in Gradruate Student Research Days 2008;  Outstanding Graduate Student in Medical Psychology. 

GS: What has been your most rewarding experience at UAB?
LG: I have benefitted the most from the opportunity to attend research conferences such as Frontiers in Neuroscience, sponsored by UAB, and the Society for Neuroscience. Interacting with intellectuals pursuing many different lines of research has broadened my focus and enhanced my ability to think creatively about research questions.

GS: Who was your greatest influence here at UAB and why?
LG: My mentor, Dr. Taub, has greatly influenced my research training as well as other faculty and members of the research team (e.g. Dr. Uswatte, Dr. Mark).  Not to be discounted, however, is what I have learned by interacting with other students. 

GS: What is your motivation in your academics/research?
LG: ITo make a major contribution to understanding brain/behavior interactions.  Specifically, I hope to be able to apply knowledge acquired through my research to promote recovery from intractable neurological conditions.

GS: What are your plans after graduating and for the future?
LG: To conduct clinical research.

Lynne’s advice for other graduate students:
Follow your own path.  Don't be afraid to challenge the ideas of others even if it makes you unpopular (but try to do so as gently as possible).  Also, embrace opportunities for others to critique your work because it will make you a better scientist.