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Student Organizations

  • Allies in Health

    Organization Type

    Professional


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    Allies in Health is an organization dedicated to educating faculty, staff, and students about the spectrum of sex, gender, and sexual orientation, and LGBTQ+ health care. Allies in Health advocates for LGBTQ+ issues and promotes a more inclusive environment for all UTMB personnel and patients. In addition to hosting LGBTQ+ health trainings tailored to specific campus groups, Allies in Health also holds social events, engages in advocacy and awareness activities, and promotes LGBTQ-centered research.


    Activities

    Attending Conferences, Tabling Booths at Events, Hosting Guest Speaker Events, Attending Guest Speaker Events, Creating Educational Materials, Volunteering, LGBTQ+ health and inclusivity training sessions for UTMB personnel, Pride activities, scholarly collaboration and LGBTQ+ health research, community service, social events, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ health through local, state, and national partnerships.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly


    Officer Board

    • President – Haris Pepermintwala (Hspeperm@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Juan Escudero Escudero (juescude@utmb.edu)
    • Education chair – Alec Manning (almannin@utmb.edu)
    • Secretary – Nivan Wadhawan (niwadhaw@utmb.edu)
    • Advocacy Chair – Joshua Fernandez De La Vega (Joshfern@utmb.edu)
    • Events Chair – Lilliana Pellegrini (lipelleg@utmb.edu)
    • Events Chair – Caroline O'Connor (ceoconno@utmb.edu)
    • Research Chair – Joshua Currie (jocurrie@utmb.edu)
    • Public Relations – Aditi Sarode (aksarode@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Lisa Campo-EndelsteinBioethics and Health Humanities - (licampoe@utmb.edu)
  • Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association

    Organization Type

    Professional, Service, Social,


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    APAMSA is a national organization of medical and pre-medical students committed to addressing the unique health challenges of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, & Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities.


    • Attending Conferences
    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Attending Guest Speaker Events
    • Volunteering
    • Other

    Socials are important to recruiting members and fostering a sense of community. General Meetings are where we provide resources, guest speakers, and information regarding the national chapter.

    Regional, Hepatitis, and National Conferences are important networking and research conferences that provide opportunities for members to branch out.

    Lunar New Year is our annual school-sponsored event, which is an important cultural celebration aimed at exposing UTMB students to Asian culture, food, and games.


    Meeting Location

    On-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month)


    Officer Board

    • President – Shawn Lim (shelim@utmb.edu)
    • VP: Administration and Strategy – Justin Le (jvle@utmb.edu)
    • External Vice President – Joy Li (joy.li912@gmail.com)
    • Internal Vice President – Grace Liu (gyliu@utmb.edu)
    • VP of Recruitment – Marc Phan (mhphan@utmb.edu)
    • Director of Social Media – Chau Mychau Nguyen (mycnguye@utmb.edu)
    • Director of Philanthropy and Service – Andrew Kwon (kwonsangyop@gmail.com)
    • Director of Health Affairs – Tommy Phan (hpphan@utmb.edu)
    • Director of Education and Research – Amin Lim (amlim@utmb.edu)
    • Director of Diversity and Inclusion – Dotty M Santiago (marikhan@utmb.edu)
    • Senior Advisor – Chris Doan (cddoan@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Jong LeeDepartment of Surgery - (jolee@utmb.edu)

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Student Organizations

C

Student Organizations

  • Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity

    Organization Type

    Professional, Service, Social, Cultural


    Membership Style

    ByProfession


    Mission Statement

    The Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD) Chapter at The University of Texas Medical Branch was created in response to a need for opportunities to expand knowledge, skills, curriculum, and the impact of occupational therapy as it pertains to the topics of justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-oppression.


    Activities

    • Hosting Donation Drives
    • Participating in Donation Drives
    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Attending Guest Speaker Events
    • Hosting Student Organization Fundraisers
    • Creating Educational Materials
    • Volunteering

    The Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD) Chapter at The University of Texas Medical Branch hosts and participates in donation drives, guest speaker events, organization fundraisers, community service, and education to expand our member's knowledge and skills in relation to justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-oppression.


    Meeting Location

    On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Semesterly (Once a Semester),


    Officer Board

    • Co-Chair – Alexandria Hoang (athoang@utmb.edu)
    • Vice-Chair – Anthea Nandin (annandin@utmb.edu)
    • Co-Chair – Victoria Hernandez (vchernan@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Amber ArmsteadOccupational Therapy - (abarmste@utmb.edu)

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Student Organizations

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Student Organizations

F

Student Organizations

  • Frontera de Salud

    Organization Type

    Service, Social, Professional 


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    Frontera de Salud is an interdisciplinary student-run, Hearst Foundation endowed, 501(c) (3) healthcare service program for students, faculty volunteers and healthcare providers to bring medical and healthy living services to underserved areas of Texas. Frontera de Salud provides education to students, allows students to develop skills in practicing scientifically based yet compassionate preventive patient care and benefits communities by connecting students, patients, community health programs and other resources. The students lead in deciding what activities to participate in and which organizations to collaborate with.


    Activities

    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Volunteering
    • Other

    Frontera de Salud tables booths at various events on the UTMB campus. Whether it be at Plazapalooza or JSSOM/SON/OT/etc. orientations, tabling booths gives Frontera de Salud the opportunity to get our name out to the entire UTMB community and recruit students from various programs. We have liaison and ambassadors from the various programs at UTMB who lead these events.

    Frontera de Salud offers a wide variety of opportunities to volunteer. Some of these opportunities include local vaccine clinics, health fairs, weekly garden harvesting and maintenance at Holland House, monthly Coastal Pals activities at Holland House, and an annual medical mission trip to Presidio County.

    These activities are important to fulfilling the Frontera de Salud mission which is to identify and address community healthcare needs of the local under-served community while providing students additional competencies in primary healthcare settings and exposing students to the most under-served and disadvantaged communities in order to engender empathy, compassion, and a commitment to service.

    Frontera de Salud offers students opportunities in research and scholarship to showcase our various projects to the UTMB and greater Galveston communities. Some of our presentations have focused on our work along the border, the garden beds we built at Holland House and funded by the President's Cabinet Award, and the Coastal Pals program which offers companionship to the various residents at Holland House.

    Our engagement in research and scholarship is important to developing the professional skills of our students and showcasing the many ways we are impacting our Galveston community and beyond.

    Frontera de Salud encourages students to further develop their Spanish skills at IPE Spanish workshops held in collaboration with QQD, COTAD, and LMSA. These workshops focus on language in the clinical setting and are geared to allow learners of all levels to practice and expand their knowledge. While speaking Spanish is not a requirement to join our organization, it is a useful skill to have for our annual medical mission trip along the border.


    Meeting Location

    On-Campus, Off-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Semesterly (Once a Semester),


    Officer Board

    • Co-President – Elysse Reyes (emreyes@utmb.edu)
    • Co-President – Lydia Jepsen (lajepsen@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Nova Phillips-Latham (ncphilli@utmb.edu)
    • Public Relations and Social Chair – Megan Offutt (mroffutt@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Norma Perez RaifaisenOffice of Student Affairs - (noaperez@utmb.edu)
    • Amber ArmsteadDepartment of Occupational Therapy - (abarmste@utmb.edu)

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Student Organizations

H

Student Organizations

  • Holistic Education and Altruistic Living

    Organization Type

    Cultural


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    HEAL aims to provide a fun, safe, and open environment for students and faculty interested in learning, exploring, and sharing various spiritual and integrative medicinal practices. HEAL hopes to provide educational insight into various polytheistic religions where alternative therapies originated from and how these practices may present in patient populations and impact the patient-physician relationship. Additionally, our goal is to facilitate a journey towards inner peace and spiritual exploration through meditation, Reiki, acupuncture, yoga, Tarot, crystals, herbs, and more. HEAL hopes that by gaining firsthand experience and knowledge into various traditional medicinal practices, students will be able to understand diverse patient perspectives, offer holistic treatments encompassing various cultures, and provide meaningful yet individualized patient care.


    Activities

    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Creating Educational Materials

    Educational materials will consist of information on integrative medicine from various cultures and about the history and purpose behind diverse rituals and how they may be of importance in patient lives. Guest speakers or specialists may be brought in to lecture on a variety of topics based on student interests, from acupuncture to aromatherapy to exercise and nutrition. At events with a booth, we will have pamphlets about spirituality and integrative medicine to hand out to educate students. We will also advertise local services that people can use, such as massage therapists, acupunturists, yoga studios, and more. We may also do Tarot readings for interested students and offer free candles and herbal teas for people to try. As a new club, we would like to get up and running for a few months before getting involved in voluteer activities.


    Meeting Location

    On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month),


    Officer Board

    • President – Dominique Johnson (dobjohns@utmb.edu)
    • President – Meagan Nkansah (mnnkans@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Lauree ThomasInternal Medicine - (lauthoma@utmb.edu)

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Student Organizations

J

Student Organizations

  • Jewish Student Association

    Organization Type

    Service, Social, Cultural, Religious


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    The purpose of The Jewish Student Association at UTMB is to create a community of Jewish graduate and medical students on Galveston Island. Through social events and other community activities, we will create a support system and safe space for Jewish students as we pursue higher education in healthcare.


    Activities

    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Volunteering
    • Other

    We host social events to build Jewish community within UTMB. We also have participated in different events by hosting a booth and providing education regarding Judaism and the Jewish community to UTMB peers.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, Off-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month)


    Officer Board

    • President – Alexis Whellan (anwhella@utmb.edu)
    • President – Quincy Seigel (qhseigel@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Ruth LevineStudent Affairs and Admissions - (rlevine@utmb.edu)

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Student Organizations

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Student Organizations

  • Latino Medical Student Association - UTMB Chapter

    Organization Type

    Professional Cultural


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    "

    Mission Statement: Recruitment and support of latinos in medical school who aim to improve the healthcare delivery to Latino communities. Activities: Volunteering events that aim to improve the healthcare of local Latino communities, talks with Latino professionals to gain insight into the field of healthcare as an underrepresented group and to learn about Latino health outcomes, and social events to unify our community.

    "

    Activities

    • Attending Conferences
    • Participating in Donation Drives
    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Attending Guest Speaker Events
    • Volunteering

    We strongly support students attending conferences to get connected with peers and demonstrate their research. We find that students gain beneficial experience attending and can add it to their resume.

    Donation drives are held by LMSA to support the local communities. Our most consistent drive is the diaper drive which provides necessities that mothers may not be able to afford.

    Hosting and attending guest speaker events provides information to our students depending on the natures of the lecture. Some guest speakers describe their specialty, while others give advice for Latino students.

    Volunteering is fundamental in LMSA as we often participate in local volunteering opportunities. We also host joint events with other school of medicine organizations.



    Meeting Location

    On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month),


    Officer Board

    • President – Cristal Monzon-Hernandez (crmonzon@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Jean Pierre Durand (jfdurand@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Angel Renteria (anrenter@utmb.edu)
    • Event Coordinator – Cesar Perez (cesapere@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Ian Orantes-Orellana (iaorante@utmb.edu)
    • Community Outreach Director – Cris Miranda Hernandez (milherna@utmb.edu)
    • Student Engagement Coordinator – Daniela Keruguelen (dakergue@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Norma PerezAssistant Dean for Student Affairs - (noaperez@utmb.edu)

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Student Organizations

  • Medicine in the Middle

    Organization Type

    Social Cultural


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    We provide a safe space to discuss difficult, controversial healthcare topics in a constructive way without fear of judgement. We welcome opinions from the complete spectrum and encourage people to disagree in a polite, compassionate way.


    Activities

    Other

    Gathering together to discuss topics


    Meeting Location

    On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month) and Semesterly (Once a Semester)

    Officer Board

    • President – Jacob Harper (jacharpe@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – David Clark (dsclark@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • William WeissOrthopedics - (wiweiss@utmb.edu)
  • Music in Medicine

    Organization Type

    Social, Cultural, Other


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    Music in Medicine strives to provide instrumentalists/musicians within UTMB an avenue to express creativity with their peers and participate in events around the Galveston community that use music to uplift the spirits of those who need it most.


    Activities

    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Volunteering
    • Other

    Music in Medicine participates in events such as tabling to increase membership and ensure the sustainability of the organization. We engage in volunteering when able to uplift the spirits of patients and the general public. We engage in various performances and social events throughout the year to encourage our members to express their creativity and find a community of like-minded individuals.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Semesterly (Once a Semester)


    Officer Board

    • President – Pamela Horton Embrey (pahorton@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Anna Rose Beck (anrbeck@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Leslie Rodriguez (lesrodri@utmb.edu)
    • Social Chair – Stephanie Kim (stekim@utmb.edu)
    • Music Producer – Jonathan Adams (jbadams@utmb.edu)
    • Outreach Coordinator – Laneisha Hale (lrhale@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Matthew DacsoInternal Medicine - (mmdacso@utmb.edu)
  • Muslim Medical Association

    Organization Type

    Religious, Cultural


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    To provide an opportunity for Muslims and those interested in Islam to come together to build friendships, memories, and a community.


    Activities

    • Attending Conferences
    • Participating in Donation Drives
    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Volunteering
    • Other

    These activities enable students involved with MMA to give back to the community in addition to the their studies. Most events we host involve learning about our religion as well as how we can implement it as humans that are a part of a greater society. This allows us to grow together and strengthen bonds with not only one another but with others around us that are impacted by what we do.

    Examples of events are going to conferences together, volunteering for beach clean up, participating in charity events, raising funds to feed the hungry, etc.



    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus, Off-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Bi-Weekly (Every Other Week),


    Officer Board

    • President – Omayr Irshad (omirshad@gmail.com)
    • President – Maria Haseem (mahaseem@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Abbas Karim (aakarim@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Zaid Almubaid (zaalmuba@utmb.edu)
    • Meeting Coordinator/QI Coordinator – Ali Khan (arkhan@utmb.edu)
    • Programming Lead Coordinator – Daaniya Syeda (dasyeda@utmb.edu)
    • Programming Lead Coordinator – Maliha Mir (mmmir@utmb.edu)
    • Communications Lead Coordinator – Imrana Riaz (imriaz@utmb.edu)
    • Communications Lead Coordinator – Mehdi Sheikh (mjsheikh@utmb.edu)
    • Volunteer Lead Coordinator – Ahmed Elsayes (akelsaye@utmb.edu)
    • Mentorship Lead Coordinator – Haroon Dossani (hadossan@utmb.edu)
    • Masjid/Membership Coordinator – Zachrieh Alhaj (ztalhaj@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Sidra QureshiInternal Medicine - (siquresh@utmb.edu)

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Student Organizations

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Student Organizations

P

Student Organizations

  • Pan-African Student Society

    Organization Type

    Social, Cultural


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    The purpose of the Pan African Student Society (PASS) is to provide social support for incoming and current students while they are making an often difficult adjustment to life in Galveston and at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB); to provide support for the new students and try to improve their social interaction skills; to try to resolve any problems that may arise due to cultural differences and provide a safe space for integration into the campus community.


    Activities

    • Hosting Donation Drives
    • Participating in Donation Drives
    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Hosting an SGA Sponsored Event
    • Attending Guest Speaker Events
    • Volunteering

    PASS hopes to host donation drives (clothing, food, etc), table about our organization, have guest speakers at our events pr attend speaking events where faculty would be presenting at. We also plan to volunteer for organizations on and off campus. As for the SGA sponsored event, we hope to host a cultural fashion show or a similar event to not only showcase our various and diverse cultures, but to bridge all of the inter-disciplines at UTMB through community.


    Meeting Location

    On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month),


    Officer Board

    • President – Faith Adjei-Sarpong (fnadjeis@utmb.edu)
    • President – Clara Claramence Dokyi (cldokyi@utmb.edu)
    • Secretary – Mola Adedamola Ashade (adashade@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Dolapo Adedolapo Akorede (arakored@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Abiodun Adebayo (abadebay@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Anthony OkoroduduPathology - (aookorod@utmb.edu)

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Student Organizations

  • Que Quiere Decir

    Organization Type

    Professional Social Cultural


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    Elevating Cultural Awareness and Medical Spanish Proficiency: Our mission is to educate and empower by imparting insights into the Hispanic community's rich culture, while also equipping individuals with fundamental medical Spanish skills to enhance cross-cultural communication and care


    Activities

    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Hosting Student Organization Fundraisers
    • Creating Educational Materials
    • Volunteering

    we are in the plans to spread the word as much as we can about the organization. We want to fundraise and also host events sch as loteria, "latin party", tamale sale in the winter


    Meeting Location

    Virtually,


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month),


    Officer Board

    • President – Nicole Acosta (niacosta@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Mbinui Ghogomu (mbghogom@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Alfredo Palacios (aapalaci@utmb.edu)
    • Event coordinator – Aparna Medarametla (apmedara@utmb.edu)
    • Event coordinator – John Jung (jojung@utmb.edu)
    • Social media coordinator – Paloma Rodriguez Paramo (palrodri@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Norma PerezAssistant Dean - (noaperez@utmb.edu)

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Student Organizations

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Student Organizations

  • Salud Para Todos (previously SABES)

    Organization Type

    Cultural Other


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    Salud Para Todos is a student organization that was created in light of the stark contrast between the need for Spanish-competent physicians and the exponential growth of low English-proficiency (LEP) patients. Since there is currently no medical Spanish course available to UTMB students, Salud Para Todos was created to fill the gap in education that would benefit countless patients.

    Our main goal is to effectively and efficiently teach correct Spanish grammar as well as foment cultural humility and an understanding of Latin American culture and issues. We aim to provide a comprehensive training in the basics of Spanish grammar set in the context of a patient interview with the end goal of being able to conduct a simple medical interview in Spanish.


    Activities

    Hosting Presentation Practice Sessions and Other

    Our main goal is to effectively and efficiently teach correct Spanish grammar as well as foment cultural humility and an understanding of Latin American culture and issues.

    We aim to provide a comprehensive training in the basics of Spanish grammar set in the context of a patient interview with the end goal of being able to conduct a simple medical interview in Spanish.

    Accomplishing this goal includes weekly meetings with didactic teaching, mentor-led small groups that rely on roleplaying to act out patient encounter scenarios, and guest speakers from a Hispanic background as well as representatives from other student organizations to bridge the gap between the theory of language class with the practical application of real-life communication.

    The implementation of improvements may come in the form of changing the course curriculum, modifying the responsibilities of course mentors and/or organization officers, and updating the lesson plans and course objectives.


    Meeting Location

    On-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Bi-Weekly (Every Other Week)


    Officer Board

    • Director of Logistics – Natalia Penaloza (napenalo@utmb.edu)
    • President – David Essex (dpessex@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Trevor Murphy (tlmurphy@utmb.edu)
    • Secretary – Daniela Kerguelen (dakergue@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Isaac Gamez (ijgamez@utmb.edu)
    • Director of Curriculum – Samir Cayenne (sacayenn@utmb.edu)
    • Director of Curriculum – Nathan Buhler (nsbuhler@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Norma PerezHispanic Center of Excellence - (noaperez@utmb.edu)
  • South Asian Medical Student Association

    Organization Type

    Cultural


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    SAMSA is a UTMB based student/resident/faculty association that will provide a channel of networking, support, and open communication. Members will have the opportunity to learn and participate in events centered around South Asian culture as well as to engage in service events and socials. We hope to provide students and professionals from different schools and specializations the opportunity to form connections and strengthen healthcare delivery.


    Activities

    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Hosting Student Organization Fundraisers
    • Other

    We plan to host cultural events (Holi, Diwali) and social events (mango lassi social, Bollywood movie nights) to connect the community with South Asian culture. We would also like to host guest speaker events for South Asian physicians to speak at and work with other student organizations, in order to provide more opportunities for students to form connections within the healthcare space and give back to the community.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Other


    Officer Board

    • President – Teja Sunskruthi Krishna (srkrishn@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Rahul Venna (rrvenna@utmb.edu)
    • Secretary – Neha Kumar (nekumar@utmb.edu)
    • Service/Cultural Events Coordinator – Nikhita Kichili (nrkichil@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Krishnateja Kommera (krkommer@utmb.edu)
    • Service/Cultural Events Coordinator – Ayush Singh (ayksingh@utmb.edu)
    • Social Media Coordinator – Aparna Medarametla (apmedara@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Sunil SahaiInternal Medicine - (sksahai@utmb.edu)
  • Student National Medical Association at UTMB

    Organization Type

    Professional Service Cultural


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.

    The Student National Medical Association Chapter here at UTMB actively implements local, regional, and national activities and protocols. As a historically Black organization, many of our programs are geared toward improving the health needs of communities of color and underserved populations. SNMA is dedicated to ensuring that medical education and services are culturally sensitive to the needs of diverse populations and continuously aims to increase the number of African American, Latino and other students of color entering and completing medical school. Throughout the years, the SNMA chapter at UTMB continues to host many campus and non-campus wide events, various workshops, and meetings that address the pressing topics of today to engage our community and achieve our national goals.


    Activities

    • Attending Conferences
    • Hosting Donation Drives
    • Participating in Donation Drives
    • Hosting an SGA Sponsored Event
    • Volunteering

    Community engagement volunteering such as hosting workshops at various high schools and creating health booth pop-ups throughout the community, as well as networking events, mentorship programs, annual Discover Medicine for pre-medical students, annual TGIT events, annual Faculty Brunch, various fundraiser events such as fall and spring candy-grams, beach and game night socials, 4th year farewell banquet, Gross Anatomy and Radiology tutoring reviews and more are important because it fosters a sense of community amongst students and presents opportunities to serve the community and develop leadership skills.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Bi-Weekly (Every Other Week)


    Officer Board

    • President – Linda Ugonne Etufugh (uletufug@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Oge Delayne Coleman (decolema@utmb.edu)
    • Secretary – Adaobi Adannaya Ihediwa (acihediw@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Bethel Desta (bddesta@utmb.edu)
    • Fundraising Chair – Michel Adeniran (miadenir@utmb.edu)
    • Academic Development Chair – Amani Patterson (arpatter@utmb.edu)
    • Academic Development Chair – Mbinui Ghogomu (mbghogom@utmb.edu)
    • HPLA Chair – Ogechukwu Anwaegbu (oganwaeg@utmb.edu)
    • MAPS Coordinator – Raven Harding (rchardin@utmb.edu)
    • Public Relations & Social Media Chair – Laneisha Hale (lrhale@utmb.edu)
    • Community Service Chair - Community Initiative – Gengi Kleto (gekleto@utmb.edu)
    • Events Chair – Ashley Dike (aadike@utmb.edu)
    • Event Chair – Nangah Tabukum (nntabuku@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Kevin McKinneyInternal Med-Endocrinology - (khmckinn@utmb.edu)
  • Syncope A Capella

    Organization Type

    Service Social Cultural


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    To cultivate and share our joy for music with our patients, community and beyond.


    Activities

    Volunteering and Other

    Musical performances (either on or off-campus) are the heart of our organization and our mission. We participate in university events such as white coat ceremony and graduation, as well as community events, such as Dickens on the Strand. We also have participated in volunteer activities, such as holiday caroling in the hospital.


    Meeting Location

    On-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Other


    Officer Board

    • President – Anna Rose Beck (anrbeck@utmb.edu)
    • President – Laneisha Hale (lrhale@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Janisah Amirah Saripada (jisaripa@utmb.edu)
    • Secretary – Amy Wang (amywang@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Gengi Kleto (gekleto@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Zulfa Nadia Quadri (nzquadri@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Matthew DacsoInternal Medicine - (mmdacso@utmb.edu)

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Student Organizations

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Student Organizations

  • UpBeatz Urban Hip Hop and Kpop Dance Group

    Organization Type

    Social Sport Cultural


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    The purpose of the organization is to provide a community for students to learn, practice, and explore urban hip hop and Korean pop (Kpop) dance genres.


    Activities

    None

     


    Meeting Location

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    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month), Bi-Weekly (Every Other Week), Other


    Officer Board

    • President – Annie Tao (antao@utmb.edu)
    • President – Riddhi Pareek (ripareek@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Amy GonzalezPediatrics - (algonzal@utmb.edu)

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