Pharmacology Research Graduate Program

For Current Students in Biomedical Sciences

Kent State Forms

Kent State has compiled a list of relevant forms for graduate students in the Biomedical Sciences graduate program. These forms are for both masters and doctoral degree students to be completed at the appropriate times and returned to the School of Biomedical Sciences at Kent State.

Access Forms

Program Policies

See below for policies pertinent to students within the Biomedical Sciences graduate program.

BMS Student Travel Policy*

Healthcare Premium Reimbursement Policy*

NEOMED-based BMS students

The information provided below is for Kent State University Biomedical Sciences graduate students whose first year is being funded by NEOMED and for those who have selected a faculty advisor and are conducting research for their thesis/dissertation at NEOMED.

IT Account information

A copy of your IT account information will need to be signed and returned to the Human Resources department for your file. You will need to reset your password upon initial login, please follow this link to do that since you are not physically here on campus.

If you have problems with your IT account/email, please contact the NEOMED Helpdesk at 330.325.6911.


AIMS is the learning management tool used for courses taken at NEOMED.

Download AIMS Quick Start Guide*

Download AIMS support guide*


All NEOMED communication to you will go to your NEOMED email address. For your convenience, you can set up your NEOMED inbox to automatically forward messages to your Kent (or any preferred) email.

Download Email guide*

ID badges

When you first come to the NEOMED campus, you will need to obtain an ID badge to be able to gain entry into the buildings. You can have this done by going to the security office in room A-90. This will require a photo ID.


The BMS Graduate Program Committee at NEOMED will fund the cost of your annual NEOMED parking pass. Bring a photo ID to the Security office in room A-90 (when you have your ID badge made). You will need to give them your license plate number, make, model, year and color of your vehicle. The office has a list of students whose parking passes will be paid for by the program. This benefit is only available for those students who are based at NEOMED. All other BMS students need to purchase a KSU parking permit –see attached guidelines. The NEOMED parking pass is acceptable to use in the commuter lots at KSU.


Your ID badge is your WHALE card. You can load funds onto your WHALE card and use it in the Nook Bookstore, Café Clark, Rootstown Community Pharmacy, Erie Island Coffee, and the Bistro to receive a discount. The discount varies by location.

Add funds to your WHALE card

Note that there is a $1.00 convenience fee to add funds electronically.

You may also add funds to your card at no charge using cash or credit at the registers in the Bistro, Café Clark and Erie Island Coffee.  Simply tell the cashier that you would like to add funds to your card and they will help you.

Sequoia Wellness Center

You may sign up for a Sequoia Wellness Center gym membership courtesy of the BMS program at NEOMED. To do this, go to Sequoia Wellness Center’s front desk in the NEW Center and tell them you are a graduate student in the BMS program at NEOMED and show them a picture ID. Your complimentary membership will be active for three months, and you may renew as often as you like while you are a student here. Jackie Smallridge is the manager at Sequoia, in case you have questions.

Health Insurance Premiums

The BMS Graduate Program Committee at NEOMED has voted to reimburse students based at NEOMED who are enrolled in Kent State University’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) for the cost of their annual healthcare premium. This policy will be reviewed on a year-to-year basis, remaining in effect as long as adequate funds are available. Please submit documentation of the paid premium and your current mailing address to Nona Hose by email at or in person in suite G-235 and a check for reimbursement will be issued.

Questions or concerns

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Nona Hose at or 330.325.6499.