Organizations On Campus

Click on the organizations below to learn more about their mission, membership, officers, and more! You can view organizations by membership or type by using the links in the column on the right.

Student Organizations

Type: Professional

Membership: By School - GSBS

Mission Statement: The purpose of the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is to foster an environment for collaboration between various Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences programs and to encourage professional development through seminars and events.

Activities: Thanksgiving food drive, GSO Crawfish Boil, new GSO student welcome gatherings

Officer Board:

Type: Professional

Membership: By School - GSBS

Mission Statement: To provide a community of guidance, support, and collegiality for students interested in microbiology & immunology, as well as foster a bridge among students, faculty, and administration from within the Department of Microbiology & Immunology.

Activities: Faculty vs. Student Softball Game, MISO Mixer

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Dr. Lynn Soong, Microbiology and Immunology (lysoong@utmb.edu)

Type: Social

Membership: By School - GSBS

Mission Statement: PMCH GSO fosters the development and growth of graduate students enrolled in the Preventive Medicine graduate program.

Activities: Socials, community service, donation drives

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Kristen Peek, Preventative Medicine & Community Health (mkpeek@utmb.edu)
Type: Professional

Membership: By School - GSBS

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.

Officer Board:

Type: Professional, Social     

Membership: By School - GSBS

Mission Statement: The UTMB Society for Cell Biology includes all current Cell Biology graduate students and serves as a network of support and camaraderie throughout the program.

Activities: 

1. Arrange monthly Journal Clubs

2. Organize Cell Biology graduate program welcome event

3. Host student Work shop

4. Organizing annual cell biology student symposium

5. Organize annual Mason Guest Lecture

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: Professional

Membership: By School - GSBS

Mission Statement: Representing the interests and concerns for students in the Institute for the Medical Humanities (IMH), with the hope of making the group an active presence on campus.

Activities: Providing travel funds for IMH students, workshops and social activities.

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Arlene MacDonald, Institute for the Medical Humanities ( almacdon@utmb.edu)

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