In order to maintain satisfactory progress in the program, a dissertation advisor must be on record no later than the beginning of the fall semester of the second year. The student-advisor relationship is an important commitment in time and resources. The student should approach the advisor to express interest in working in the advisor’s laboratory. Once the advisor agrees, the student should submit the to the BPH program office. In general, students are financially supported in the first two years of doctoral training by HSPH-based training grants, with supplemental funding from the BPH program. Beginning in their third year until the end of their training, advisor/department(s) in which the student has chosen to do their dissertation work fully fund the student, with training grants, departmental, school, university and/or faculty grant support.
Issued annually by the Graduate Council and Graduate Division, the Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award recognizes faculty who have made significant contributions to the training of advanced graduate students at UCR. A maximum of two awards are given each year, and this year’s winners included a professor from CHASS, Clifford E. Trafzer, Professor of History and Graduate Advisor. The other award went to Robert C. Graham, Professor of Soil Mineralogy in the Department of Environmental Sciences.
Dissertation Advisor | Department of Mathematics
Chances are, there is someone on your Committee whom you like and trust. Taking your problem to them is a good option. You might be able to work something out so that they can take over as your Dissertation Advisor without causing too much of a fuss. If your Dissertation Advisor truly doesn't like you, or doesn't like your work, they would probably be as happy to get rid of you as you would be to get rid of them.