Meet the Staff

Graduate Medical Sciences administration is an indispensable part of the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine community. Our staff supports the education, success and well-being of over 900 graduate students and postdocs throughout their career at the Chobanian & Avedisian SOM. Please visit our office or use the directory below.

GMS Leadership

  C. James McKnight, PhD
Associate Provost/Dean
Associate Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
Contact Grace for an appointment

Dr. McKnight  joined BU in 1995 as Assistant Professor of Biophysics and is a structural biologist.

Assistant Deans

Theresa A. Davies, PhD Theresa A. Davies, PhD
Assistant Dean, Masters Programs
Director, MS Oral Health Sciences Program
Clinical Associate Professor of Medical Sciences & Education
Andrew Henderson, PhD
Assistant Dean, Doctoral Programs
Professor of Medicine
Barbara Schreiber, PhD Barbara Schreiber, PhD
Assistant Dean, Alumni Affairs
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Gregory A. Viglianti, PhD Gregory A. Viglianti, PhD
Assistant  Dean, Operations
Associate Professor of Microbiology



Gwynneth D. Offner, PhD Gwynneth Offner, PhD
Director,  MS Medical Sciences Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
M. Isabel Dominguez, PhD M. Isabel Dominguez, PhD
Director, Summer Training as Research Scholars
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Brigitte Ritter, PhD Brigitte Ritter, PhD
Director, Analytics & Admissions
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Katelyn Carroll
Associate Director, Finance

Student Services

Mike Benac, M.Ed.
Academic Program Administrator
Millie Agosto Millie Agosto
Registrar, Graduate Medical Sciences
Karen Francis Karen Francis
Assistant Registrar, Graduate Medical Sciences
Michelle Grab
Assistant Registrar, Graduate Medical Sciences
Veralucia St. Cyr
Financial Administrator

Graduate Affairs

Kimberly Arena Kimberly Arena, EdM
Director, Graduate Affairs

Business and Operations

GMS Operations
Operations, Graduate Medical Sciences

Marketing & Communications

Mike Bloom
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Sarah Rowan
Community Relations Specialist

Administrative Staff

Andrew Best, MA
Oral Health Sciences Program Manager
Karen Carter

Masters in Medical Sciences Program Manager

Umerani Grace Marango
Executive Assistant to the Associate Provost
James Mazarakis
Program Manager, Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS)
Sarah Mlynek
Administrative Assistant
Devin Weaver Devin Weaver
Masters of Science in Medical Science (MAMS)
Admissions Counselor