Graduate school can be tough. The Graduate Student Association is here to make things a bit easier for you.
The GSA is a student-led organization with the sole purpose providing assistance for career development, organizing social events for the graduate student body, and addressing key issues that can have a direct effect on your life as a graduate student.
The transitions and adjustments to a life away from home are stressful and can be often overwhelming! The Graduate Student International Club is a student-led resource support group for international students at UT Health San Antonio. The purpose of this group is to best guide and assist the current and incoming international students by providing resources that allow them to successfully transition to life in the USA with the overall goal of improving and making a productive study atmosphere on campus. One of the major purposes of the Graduate Student International Club is to help international students with the initial transition to the life in the USA by providing services like airport pickups, hosting international students, information resources for housing, utilities and social activities. The Graduate Student International Club organizes sociocultural events that are aimed at fostering collaboration and networking between students from diverse backgrounds to help them achieve their social, educational and professional goals. To learn more, email Graduate Student International Club, email Raksha at PARTHASARATH@LIVEMAIL.UTHSCSA.EDU.
Meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
President – Raksha Parthasarathy
Vice President – Mukund Bhandari
Treasurer – Saif Nirzhor
Secretary – Yusra Abdelmonem Eisa
Faculty Advisor – Nicquet Blake
The Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists from college students to professionals to attain advanced degrees, careers and positions of leadership. The UT Health San Antonio chapter works to organize campus and community activities to promote the scientific and personal development of its members.
Email SACNASatUTHSCSA@gmail.com to join the chapter or be part of the email list.
Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- President – Allison Hester
- Vice President – Jose Gutierrez
- Secretary – Courtney Johnson
- Treasurer – Andrea Salinas
- National Liaison Communications Director – Manpreet Semwal
- Historian – Denisse Paredes
- Faculty Advisors – Dr. Nicquet Blake & Dr. Alexander Pertsemlidis
To represent and unite all UT Health San Antonio students; To provide for and enhance communication and interaction between the students of the five schools, the students and faculty, the students and administration, and the students and institutions of higher education throughout Texas; To further communication and relationships between UT Health San Antonio and the community; To advise and assist the administration in reaching decision on policy that concerns the students of UT Health San Antonio; To assist in broadening the intellectual, cultural, and recreational opportunities and capabilities of the student body; To assist the administration in the expenditure of Student Service Activity Fees and all other compulsory fees.
If you would like to learn more, email Samantha Yee at YeeS@livemail.uthscsa.edu.
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 5:30pm except for August and January, which will be the second Thursday.
- President 20-21 – Samantha Yee (GSBS)
- Vice President 20-21 – Cameron Holguin (LSOM)
- Secretary 20-21 – Leah Wilson (SON)
- Treasurer 20-21 – Kevin Hamilton (SHP)
- Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Representatives 19-20 - Nema Bassiri, Myrna Garcia, Meilinn Tram, Pooja Yadav, Stephanie Fedorchak, James Hsu
- Faculty Advisor – Ellyse Sanchez
The Biomedical Engineering Graduate Society at San Antonio (BMEGS-SA) is a new graduate student organization that was created to represent the interests of biomedical engineering graduate students in the Joint Graduate Program at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) / The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio). The primary goals of BMEGS-SA are to promote professional and personal relationships among graduate students and faculty, to provide an outlet for voicing concerns, and to contribute to professional growth and education about research, industry careers, and other opportunities. BMEGS-SA meets once a month to discuss upcoming and tentative events such as volunteer opportunities, career development, workshops, lab or industry tours, social events, etc. It is open to all graduate students who are interested in the field of biomedical engineering. If you would like more information on joining this great new student organization, please contact them at email@example.com.
- Chair – Tina Rodgers
- Assistant Chair – Alia Mallah
- Assistant Chair – Jacob Brown
- Treasurer – Jose Trevino
- Communications Chair – Francisca Acosta
- MS Student Rep – Frances Arnold
- Social Chair – Rohini Thevi
- Faculty Advisors – Dr. Eric Brey and Dr. Jean Jiang
The Women in Science: Development, Outreach, and Mentoring Group (WISDOM) is a community to help support women scientists. Our goals include community outreach and peer-level support for trainees, in hopes of inspiring young women to enter STEM and supporting those of us who have already chosen that career path.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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President: Alex McCoy
Vice President: Katie Lillis
Treasurer: Cassidy Daw
Secretary: Jess Wickline
Historian: Hannah Elam
Outreach: Kizil Yusoof
Faculty Advisor – Dr. Carie Boychuk
BIG is a student club established for the purpose of promoting the development of student bioinformaticians and encouraging the growth of bioinformatics skills in the community.
If you would like to sign up for BIG club, please email Paul Ramirez (email@example.com).
Meetings are held every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
President – Mukund Bhandari
Vice President – Victoria Alers
Secretary: Paul Ramirez
Treasurer: Meilinn Tram
Historian: Aiola Stoja
Training Committee Chair: Henry Miller
Faculty Advisor – Dr. Yidong Chen
GAPS is a student club established for the purpose of providing members with resources to help strengthen their applications for professional schools in the future and establish a sense of community within the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences through social and volunteering services.
If you would like to join the group, please email Nathaniel Alvarez at ALVAREZN@LIVEMAIL.UTHSCSA.EDU.
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
President – Nathaniel Alvarez
Vice President – Anthony Lopez
Treasurer – Kion Rashidi
Secretary – Blake Smithson
Network Chair – Jessye Castro
Mock Chair/Historian – Kelsey Sidell
Faculty Advisors – Dr. Chun-Liang Chen & Dr. P. Renee Yew