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About the College

The Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences trains, educates, and inspires highly skilled, dedicated and caring biomedical researchers and future practitioners for entry into academia, industry or the medical professions. To that end, the GCBS strives to graduate humanistic professionals who will produce new biomedical knowledge and practice their healthcare professions with a deeper and broader understanding of the dynamic sciences underlying the treatment of patients.

Portrait of Dr. Bradley S. Henson, DDS, PhD

Message from GCBS Leadership

The Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences (GCBS) supports the WesternU mission by educating and training future researchers and future health care professionals. Most importantly we encourage critical thinking and intellectual curiosity.

Our faculty are accomplished in research, whether basic science bench research, translational research, or clinical research. They are committed to both creating new knowledge and sharing that knowledge through classroom teaching and laboratory mentoring.

Dr. Bradley S. Henson, DDS, PhD, Interim Senior Vice President Research & Biotechnology

  • Mission & Vision


    To provide a diverse and inclusive student body innovative training to become ethical, highly skilled biomedical researchers and future health care providers.


    To create successful and innovative scientists and health care providers who will redefine the standards of scientific conduct and medical practice.


  • Accreditation Status

    Western University of Health Sciences is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)-985 Atlantic Venue, Suite 100. Alameda, CA 94570. (510) 748-9001. The Master of Science Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) degree in the Graduate College of Biomedical Science represents a significant addition to the University’s mission and goals, and requires approval. The MSBS degree program was approved by WASC in March 2009.

    Click here for more information on the accrediting agency, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

  • Contact Us

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