AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Paul Bergen, a 2012 graduate of Auburn University, has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, a full-cost award for full-time graduate study and research at the University of Cambridge.
Bergen will pursue a Ph.D. in pathology at Cambridge with a focus on how Salmonella infects the host intestinal cell and overcomes the host immune response to cause disease.
“It is a tremendous honor to be selected as a Gates Cambridge Scholar,” said Bergen. “I hope my research will eventually improve the lives of those afflicted by this common bacterial pathogen.
AUBURN – The Auburn University College of Business remains among the nation’s top graduate business schools for physician-executives, according to Modern Healthcare magazine. In the ninth annual survey of programs awarding Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Administration or similar degrees, the Auburn Physicians Executive MBA, or PEMBA, program ranked 21st in the nation. Among MBA programs only, Auburn is ranked eighth.
The professional distance education program is provided via innovative online technologies combined with five campus residency visits over 21 months. As a result, the program allows physicians to further their education without career interruption.
AUBURN – Several Auburn University graduate programs in engineering and education improved their standings in the recently released U.S. News and World Report “Best Graduate Schools” rankings.
The graduate program in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering moved up to 69th from 73rd nationally, is rated 41st among public universities and 24th among the 53 land-grant research universities. Also improving in that college is chemical engineering (50th nationally, 32nd among public universities) and mechanical engineering (62nd nationally, 37th among public universities).
– Auburn University Provost John Heilman announced today that Auburn professor George Flowers has been named dean of the Graduate School after a national search.
As dean, Flowers will supervise a staff of 13 charged with the admission, advisement and graduation activities for all graduate students. He also will chair the graduate council, which oversees graduate faculty credentialing, curriculum and program reviews.
“Great universities are known for the excellence of their graduate programs and Auburn University certainly deserves to be recognized as a great university,” said Flowers, who has served as interim dean with Joe Pittman since August 2006. “I look forward to working with all those involved with graduate education and research at Auburn University as together we seek to build truly outstanding graduate programs.”