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Human Resources Policies for PhD Candidates

As a PhD candidate at Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, you should familiarize yourself with the following human resources policies.

Vacation Policy

Every graduate student is eligible to take three weeks' vacation (15 business days) per year in addition to official NYU Langone holidays. Students must consult their research advisor before taking vacations.

Maternity Policy

A graduate student is entitled to 30 days of paid leave. If the student has a disability that prevents her from returning to work beyond that time, she would apply for New York State disability. Contact your departmental administrator to obtain a Disability Notification form and forward a completed copy to the Benefits Department via fax at 212-404-3900.

Leaves of Absence and Withdrawal

Students in good standing (with a 3.0 average) who need to withdraw temporarily for national service, serious illness, or compelling personal reasons may apply for a leave of absence which, if approved by the associate dean, maintains their status and assures readmission at the end of the leave. The length of leave should not exceed one year. For further details, please refer to the GSAS Policies and Procedures Manual.

The Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences follows all GSAS rules pertaining to leave of absence with the following modification: Students requesting a leave of absence should submit a letter to their graduate advisor stating the reason for the leave and include the last date of participation in the program. A copy of this letter should be provided to the Vilcek office.


Any problems concerning the inappropriate behavior of students or faculty members should be brought to the attention of the associate dean, Dr. Susanne Tranguch, immediately for necessary action. Depending on the severity of the situation, disciplinary action may be taken.


As part of a long-standing commitment of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, NYU Grossman School of Medicine prohibits sexual harassment or intimidation in the workplace. The Department of Human Resources provides faculty and managers with the option of accessing an interactive internet-based sexual harassment prevention-training program or attending the Preventing Sexual Harassment Workshop. The interactive internet-based training is easily accessible from any computer connected to the internet and requires the successful completion of a test (approximately 45 minutes). The Preventing Sexual Harassment Workshop is a classroom-based interactive learning experience that combines lecture, group exercises, and video scenarios.

To register for a workshop, please call the Department of Organizational Development and Learning at 212-404-3868.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy

NYU Grossman School of Medicine is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with its faculty and staff members, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, national origin, citizenship status, age, veteran status, or disability.

It is also an established policy of NYU Grossman School of Medicine to foster the full realization of equal economic opportunity at all levels and in all segments of the faculty and staff through a positive and continuing affirmative action program. The medical school aims to provide opportunities for all faculty members and employees to realize their potential and to assist them both to function more effectively and reach a level commensurate with their abilities. All personnel are responsible for assuring its continuing success.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

NYU Langone Hospitals, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, NYU Long Island School of Medicine, and NYU Langone Health (collectively referred to herein as “NYU Langone”) prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, gender dysphoria, genetic information, marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, familial status, age, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected class as established by law in its programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Molree Williams-Lendor
Title IX Coordinator
One Park Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Director of Employee and Labor Relations

For further information, contact:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: 646-428-3900