Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences Administration
For information about programs at NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, call 212-263-5648, email email@example.com, or reach out to a member of our team.
Naoko Tanese, PhD, Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Director
Dr. Tanese leads recruitment and admissions efforts for Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, and ensures that our students receive outstanding training and support throughout their tenures. This includes assistance in selecting coursework, finding thesis mentors, and developing a career. She was previously co-director of the MD/PhD program and director of basic science faculty mentoring. She is also associate dean for Biomedical Sciences and professor in the Department of Microbiology. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-263-8945. Learn more about Dr. Tanese.
Susanne Tranguch, PhD, MBA, Associate Dean for Research Training and Communications
Dr. Tranguch works closely with Dr. Tanese on recruitment, admissions, and supporting students. She is also a research assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology. She also oversees research communications in the Office of Science and Research. Dr. Tranguch was previously assistant director, research mission programs, in the Office of Science and Research. Before joining NYU Grossman School of Medicine, she was senior editor of Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism. Contact her at email@example.com or 212-263-0470. Learn more about Dr. Tranguch.
Ruth Frias, MA, Program Manager, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Ruth Frias is the creative thought and program leader for the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives for the Research Mission team. She collaborates with both administrators and faculty to implement and evaluate the DEI strategy and vision for the Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences student community. Her main duties include creating systems and processes for the team; designing, implementing, and evaluating programs that drive our DEI mission and goals; and spearheading DEI professional development events. Ms. Frias has an MAT degree and an MA degree in industrial and organizational psychology.
Kelly Ruggles, PhD, Director, Academic Programs
Dr. Ruggles supervises and coordinates the PhD and master’s academic programs at Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. She provides oversight and evaluates our graduate education and curriculum, assessing and developing new programs and courses. Dr. Ruggles trains staff and faculty to perform functions in support of graduate education. She also serves as the graduate advisor for the Systems and Computational Biomedicine PhD Training Program and the program academic advisor for the Biomedical Informatics MS Training Program. In addition, Dr. Ruggles is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at NYU Langone. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-263-3642. Learn more about Dr. Ruggles.
Kristin Feliz, MS, Associate Director, Admissions
Ms. Feliz works with leadership at Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences on admissions and recruitment efforts for both the PhD and MD/PhD programs. She also assists in the development of new recruitment and enrollment initiatives. Prior to joining us, Ms. Feliz was the assistant director of admissions at NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress. Contact her at email@example.com or 212-263-4396.
Tim Requarth, PhD, Lecturer in Science and Writing
Dr. Requarth develops core science and science communication curricula for students enrolled in PhD and MD/PhD programs at Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Requarth has a PhD in neuroscience from Columbia University, and his science journalism has been published widely. His courses focus on modern biology as well as science writing for academic and general audiences. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-263-4384. Learn more about Dr. Requarth.
Lisabeth Greene, MA, Assistant Director, Graduate Student Services
Ms. Greene oversees registration, is a liaison to NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science and certifies PhD degrees. She also works with the student council and administrative leadership to organize and develop social and academic programs for graduate students, including orientation, the Vilcek PhD milestone series, and the Vilcek curriculum committee. Contact her at email@example.com or 212-263-5431.