The PBEE Grad Guide

This website is maintained as a source of helpful information on all aspects of the practice of science. While it is targeted to graduate students in the population biology, ecology and evolution (PBEE) graduate program at Emory University, many of the topics and posts are broadly useful to other research biologists.

PBEE students can help add to and maintain the site. For more information, contact Nicole Gerardo.

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Where can you get advice about a concern without revealing it to a program/mentor/colleague? Sometimes you may have a challenging dilemma: “should I report what just happened and to whom? Or am I making a scene over nothing?” Talk to our Ombudsperson! Except for situations that may cause harm to you or others your issue is confidential and not reported to anyone.

What is an Ombudsperson? An Ombudsperson is an individual to whom students may speak regarding a problem, conflict or concern. The office is neutral and independent of the administration. It provides a private sounding board and source of assistance to help students find the right resources, and figure out next steps in addressing an academic or nonacademic concern.  

Where can you find the Ombudsperson? At Emory, call 404-727-0280 to request a meeting. You may also email a request to dona [dot] yarbrough [at] emory [dot] edu

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