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PSM News for January 2019

NPSMA Welcomes New Members to the Board of Directors

NPSMA members recently elected the following individuals to serve 3-year terms on the Board of Directors starting January 1, 2019: 

  • Natalie Bosecker, University of Illinois
  • Kristin Kuter, Saint Mary's College
  • Avril Robertson, University of Queensland
  • Jennie Willis, Colorado State University

Continuing Board Members: 

  • Dagmar Beck, Rice University
  • Amber Bloechle, University of West Florida
  • Mark Jakubauskas, University of Kansas, Edwards
  • Carol Lynch, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Inge Wefes, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus

2019 Officers Slate: 

  • Scott Herness, Montclair State University, President
  • Tim Born, Grand Valley State University, President-Elect
  • Gerald Grunwald, Thomas Jefferson University, Convener
  • Ray Hoobler, University of Utah, Vice President for Marketing and Outreach
  • Deborah Silver, Rutgers University, Vice President for Member Benefits
  • Linda Strausbaugh, University of Connecticut (Emerita), Vice President for Publications
  • Courtney Thornton, North Carolina State University, Immediate Past President

PSM Virtual Graduate Fair -- We Need Your Input 

The PSM4RST8 Campaign is exploring a possible PSM Virtual Graduate Fair. If a minimum of 15 institutions are interested, then we can move the idea forward in Spring 2019. Complete the survey at by January 15, 2019.

"Ask NPSMA" Webinars

Join us for these upcoming "Ask NPSMA" Webinars:

  • January 24, 2019, 3PM EST. “Using networking opportunities and social events to keep your students engaged.” Speaker: Dagmar Beck, Rice University PSM Program Director. 
  • February 28, 2019, 3PM EST. “NPSMA: 2018 Year in Review and Looking Ahead.” Speaker: Courtney Thornton, NPSMA Past President. 

To join, visit on the dates/times listed above. 

Publish In NPSMA's 2019 Periodicals

  • PSM Alumni and Graduation ChronicleSubmit a short profile (about 350 words) of one of your program’s alumni success stories by June 1, 2019. CHRONICLE guidelines.
  • INNOVATOR. Submit a feature article, in practice piece or opinion commentary by July 1, 2019. INNOVATOR guidelines.

In case You Missed It

  • NSF Funding Opportunity: The National Science Foundation FY 2019 supplemental funding for doctoral and master’s students to pursue non-academic internships. Due Date May 1, 2019.
  • National Service Opportunity: Volunteer to serve the PSM community by joining an NPSMA Committee. Contact for more information.


2019 NPSMA National Conference and Pre-conference Workshop

Salt Lake City, Utah / November 6-8

Events will be held at the University of Utah Guest House and Conference Center. 

Preliminary Programs and additional details coming soon.

Registration will open in May 2019!

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Join the PSM community on social media: NPSMA members are also encouraged to display our member logo on their social media pages. Membership Logo.


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