Graduate Research Education

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, led by William Parks, PhD, oversees the following programs:

  • Biomedical Sciences PhD Program
    Directed by William Parks, PhD, the Cedars-Sinai Biomedical Sciences PhD program focuses on the translation of scientific discoveries into the application of therapies, treatments and cures. Our program merges scientific and translational medicine curricula with mentoring by researchers and clinicians, as well as broad exposure to clinical medicine. Graduates earn a doctoral degree in Biomedical and Translational Sciences.
  • Master of Science in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Program
    Directed by Debiao Li, PhD, the Master of Science in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (MSMRM) program is intended for students who wish to master fundamentals of MR in medicine, including basic MR physics and hardware, MR technical development and research methods, and clinical applications of MR. Graduates of the MSMRM program will be prepared to serve as MR scientists in clinical settings, research assistants/associates in imaging research centers, or research or application scientists in industry.
  • Master's Degree in Health Delivery Science
    Directed by Brennan Spiegel, MD, the Cedars-Sinai Masters Degree in Health Delivery Science (MHDS) program is the first of its kind to combine aligned biomedical sciences into a single, applied degree that focuses on best practices in value-based healthcare delivery. The curriculum explores four interrelated disciplines: data analytics, health informatics, healthcare financing, and performance measurement and improvement. Students work with preceptors to apply classroom theory in an immersive capstone project aligned with their interests. Graduates of the MHDS program are eligible for a wide variety of selective employment opportunities and may be uniquely positioned to take leadership, administrative or operational roles earlier than otherwise possible.
  • Clinical Scholars Program
    Directed by C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, the Cedars-Sinai Clinical Scholars Program targets fellows and junior faculty of Cedars-Sinai with aspirations to become clinical scientists. The goal is to create a successful clinical scientist who will have an impact on a field of clinical and translational research upon graduating from the program.
  • Postdoctoral Scientist Program
    Directed by Barry Stripp, PhD, the Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist Program offers advanced research training for those who have completed their doctoral studies. Postdoctoral scientists work under the supervision of a principal investigator (PI) and have the expectation of and the opportunity for collaborative and independent research and publication of their findings.
  • Program in the History of Medicine
    Healthcare professionals are invited to sign up to attend the History of Medicine Program to explore the body and its cultural contexts from the early modern period to the present. Faculty covers a range of subdisciplines, including visual culture, gender, history of the book and historical epistemology. Program participants have the opportunity to reflect on the nature of medical practice through the lens of the past.

Medical Student Affairs oversees independent students in research.

See past speakers in the Cedars-Sinai Distinguished Lectureship in Biomedical Science and Translational Medicine (PDF)  , sponsored by the Graduate Research Education Programs.

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Cedars-Sinai is part of a unique partnership in the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), an academic-clinical-community partnership involving UCLA, Cedars-Sinai, Harbor-UCLA/LABiomed and Charles Drew University of Medicine. The CTSI is designed to accelerate scientific discoveries and clinical breakthroughs to improve health in Los Angeles county. The CTSI Research Education, Training, and Career Development program houses most of our education and training activities. It ensures CTSI trainees acquire the core competencies needed to conduct community participatory, multidisciplinary and other types of clinical research across the translational research spectrum.