Student Organizations

Type: Social, Professional

Membership: By School - GSBS

Mission Statement: The purpose of the Experimental Pathology (ExPath) Student Organization is to provide ExPath students with opportunities to exchange ideas, advocate for the students at the departmental level and network with invited scientists.

Activities: Welcome events for new students, seminar series, social events, debriefing each semester with Program Director

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Type: Professional

Membership: By School - GSBS

Mission Statement: The purpose of the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is to serve the students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) at UTMB. Ways that the GSO serves it's members is to provide activities for incoming students to meet and interact with current students, consult with the deans of GSBS to improve the graduate school experience for students, and provide a go-between for students when issues arise.

Activities: GSO organizes two social events for graduate students each year, once in the fall and once in the spring. GSO also organizes an annual Crawfish Boil for all students at UTMB (although COVID cancelled this year's boil). We also participate in the SGA toy drive and United to Serve.

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Type: Social, Professional

Membership: By School - GSBS

Mission Statement: The purpose of the NSO shall be a) keep students with an academic interest in neuroscience connected with on-campus professors & research opportunities b) to educate about contemporary issues & advancements in neuroscience and c) to inform about careers and/or alternative careers in neuroscience.

Activities: Seminars, meetings and social events

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Type: Professional

Membership: By School - GSBS, SOM

Mission Statement: The Organization is an educational association, which exists to foster the collaboration, development, and growth of graduate and medical students enrolled in the Graduate Program in Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine (HPTM) and the School of Medicine Translational Research Track (SOM TRT) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). The organization shall serve to disseminate pertinent information among the membership and to further the interests of the membership by promoting participation in the University affairs as well as translational research outreach in the community.

Activities: Activities shall include, but are not limited to, inviting guest speakers, honoring program students, assisting in HPTM program faculty in orientation and recruitment, and mentoring junior students.

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Type: Professional, Social     

Membership: By School - GSBS

Mission Statement: The Society for Cell Biology is a professional society dedicated to promoting careers in cell biology via encouraging interactions between students, faculty, and alumni.

Activities: SCB participates in the Welcome event and Plazapalooza. SCB holds monthly journal clubs and meetings. SCB meetings shall be held monthly or bi-monthly. Additional meetings will be called as needed to plan special events or discuss official business. The meetings may be called by executive coordinators, or by the Chief Administrator in the event of their absence.

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Pomila Singh, Neuroscience and Cell Biology (posingh@utmb.edu)

Organization Email: scb.utmb@gmail.com
Organization Website: Society for Cell Biology

Type: Social, Professional

Membership: By School - GSBS

Mission Statement: Women’s Association of Minority Scientist is an organization dedicated to promoting minority/under-represented student support, community leadership, science communication, academic professionalism, and mentorship to students enrolled in doctoral or masters STEM research programs at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Pillars of Success:

  • Scholarship: Promotion of external academic research scholarships and fellowships that emphasize increasing participation by historically underrepresented groups.
  • Fellowship: Development of life-long friendships with others in similar career paths that will promote positive mental health growth as one advances in the STEM field.
  • Networking: Forming a network with others from a similar cultural background on and off-campus that will promote professional growth in the STEM field.
  • Mentorship: Through communication, students and staff can express themselves in a safe non-judgmental environment concerning issues affecting under-represented groups in the STEM field. Advanced students and faculty will be a resource for first-year students to navigate their way through a successful year and beyond.
  • Career Development: The organization will host events inviting scientists to come to speak and share their experiences as minority women in research.
  • Community Involvement: The organization will maintain community involvement with elementary, middle school, and high school science programs by hosting activities promoting STEM.

Activities: This organization will host activities such as career- development seminars, socials to promote networking & fellowship amongst Scientist, and outreach projects within the community.

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