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List of Organizations

 

Alliance in Internal Medicine
AIM is the internal medicine student interest group on campus dedicated to educating medical students about the broad field of internal medicine and the specialties it encompasses.
President:
Austin Lewis
Vice-President:
Angie Hamouie
Treasurer:
Haren Patel
Secretary:
Victoria Maldonado
Faculty Advisor:
Karen Szauter
2nd Year Coordinator: Matt Gunst
2nd Year Coordinator: Rigoberto Garza
2nd Year Coordinator: Ngoc Mui
2nd Year Coordinator: Vanessa Danquah

Alpha Omega Alpha – Texas Chapter
AOA is a national medical honor society with a commitment to scholarship, leadership, professionalism, and service. Members are elected to join during their junior and senior years.  
President:
Scott Schecter
Vice President: Kyle Kaltwasser
Treasurer: Alex Acosta
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lisa Farmer

American Medical Association/Texas Medical Association
AMA/TMA promotes the art and science of the medicine and the letterhead of Public Health.
President: Taylor Baumann
Vice President: Victoria Nettles
Secretary/Historian: Priyanka Jain
Treasurer: Tea Besirevic
Fundraising Chair: Kelly Wise
Legislature Chair: Christopher Spruell
Recruitment Chair: Francisco Guerra
AMA Delegate: Robert Good
AMA Delegate Alternate: Scott Shafiei
TMA Delegate: Alexi Bulloch
TMA Delegate Alternate: Suhas Kochat
Faculty Advisor: Ben Raimer
Website: www.ama-assn.org and www.texmed.org

American Medical Student Association
Being the largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States, AMSA is committed to improving medical education by exposing its members to the social, moral, and ethical implications of the profession of medicine.
President: Dung Mac
Vice President: Selby Johnson
Secretary: Rawan Dayah
Treasurer: Kambiz Jahanian
Fundraising Chair: Janvi Todai
1st Year Rep: Amir Anvari
1st Year Rep: Tracey Isidro
1st Year Rep: Kristyna Gleghorn
1st Year Rep: Taylor Williams
1st Year Rep: Suhas Kochat
1st Year Rep: Christopher Ng
Faculty Advisor: Victor Sierpina

American Medical Women’s Association
The purpose of AMWA is networking and support, along with professional development focused on developing a platform for women's issues and promoting women's advancement in medicine through advocacy along with facilitation of personal development.
President: Jessica Ubanyionwu
Vice President/Treasurer: Johnae Snell
Secretary/Community Service Chair: Hiba Ali
Housing Coordinator: Kourtnei Robinson
Special Events Coordinator: Olivia Kizzee
Webmaster: Shelby Payne
Big Sib/Little Sib: Elizabeth Lopez
Website: www.utmb.edu/amwa

American Red Cross Student Association
The American Red Cross Student Organization is an educational organization dedicated to community service, fellowship and volunteerism. This chapter joins with the national American Red Cross non-profit association in disaster awareness and relief.
President: Heather Krawietz
Vice President: Caylin Rice
Treasurer: Saadia Mohamed
Secretary: Joann Chacko
Historian: Karen Chen
Parliamentarian: Jennifer Nguyen
Public Relations: Ruth Feyissa
Public Relations: Cynthia Giron
Faculty Advisor: Rebeka Watson Campbell

Anesthesiology Student Club
The Anesthesiology Student Club at UTMB is a conduit for medical students seeking exciting and educational opportunities beyond the scope of the core clerkships. Our goal is to provide an educational and interactive environment for students interested in Anesthesiology to interact directly with faculty and residents, through our lecture series, resident mentoring, airway workshop, and various social events.
President: Ryan DiGiovanni
Vice President:
Secretary: Dina Ford
Treasurer: Brett Wakefield
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rene Przkora

Austin Student Activities Committee
President: Ashley Harris
Vice President: Allison Petrini
Social Chair: Ashley Lamb
3rd year Representative:  Josh Kamnetz
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rene Przkora

Biological Chemistry Student Organization
BCSO fosters the development and growth of graduate students enrolled in the BMB/MBET graduate programs at UTMB.
Chair: Curtis Nutter
Vice-Chair: Aaron Brown
Treasurer: Jordan Speidel
Secretary: Timi Folorunso
Faculty Advisor: Marc Morais
Website: http://scsb.utmb.edu/bcso/

The Butterfly Project
We at the University of Texas Medical Branch represent The Butterfly Project, by practicing interprofessional student care though volunteer efforts aimed towards infant, pediatric, labor and delivery, ante partum, postpartum and bereavement population of UTMB and Galveston community. We hold the highest integrity to represent our organization academically and professionally in order to grow into strong advocates for health care professional.
President: Brittany Anderson
Vice President: Amanda Thain
Secretary: Erika Moore
Treasurer: Aricka Dawson
Historian: Kirby Vanwinkle
Community Service Chair:
Ashley Roye
Social Chair:
Lillian Wang
Fundraising Chair:
Mallory Smith
Faculty Advisor: Gina Wofford Naremore

Caring Clowns
This organization was created to put smiles on the faces of the community with balloon animals and face paint at community events and with Clown Rounds in the hospital.
President: Tania Eid
Vice President: Tobi Odunsi
Treasurer: Adithya Joolukuntla
Faculty Advisor: Susan Gerik

Catholic Medical Professionals
Catholic Medical Professionals is an organization seeking to promote spiritual and moral values, foster the development of spiritual life and worship, and provide an opportunity for UTMB students and faculty to congregate and share their experience.
President: Jessica Tedford
Vice President: Stacia Pfost
Meeting Chair: Minh Nguyen
Social Coordinator: Shinji Strain
Faculty Advisor: Bonnie Webster
Website: www.facebook.com/CMPUTMB

Chinese Students and Scholars Association
CSSA promotes Chinese culture across campus and the Galveston community by hosting main events such as the Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese New Year. We also have social events including, TGIT, Welcome Weekend, road trips, sports and volunteering. We will help American classmates and teachers know Chinese classmates and the culture better.
President: Fanping Kong
Vice President: Wenjuan Ru
Treasurer: Xing Zhang
Secretary: Yafang Zhang
Faculty Advisor: Juan Feng
Website: http://goo.gl/sbpiM
Email: cssa.utmb@gmail.com

Christian Medical Association
The CMA purpose and hope is to bring students together weekly for prayer and fellowship, to encourage students through study of the Bible and to serve our campus community with the love of Christ.
Co-Leader: Mitul Saha
Co-Leader: Figaro Loresto
Co-Leader: Jasmine Stephens
Co-Leader: Chris Smith
Co-Leader: John Mark Tohlen
Faculty Advisor: A. Clinton White
Website: http://www.utmb.edu/cma/

Christians on Campus
Our purpose is to provide all students and faculty members the opportunity to study the Bible and to enjoy Christian fellowship.
President: Howard Gill
Secretary: Freweini Lemma
Faculty Advisor: Maria F. Camacho

Committee for Career Development
The goal is to expose students/postdocs to career opportunities and help them acquire the skills needed to further their professional lives.
Chair: Carla Kantara, PhD
Vice-Chair: Stephanie Moya
Webmaster Developer: Mridual Kalita, PhD
Faculty Advisor: Dorian Coppnehaver
Website: www.gsbs.utmb.edu/ccd/

Dermatology Interest Group
DIG at UTMB is a student organization which recognizes dermatology as a broad, interesting and challenging area of medicine. The missions include: encourage medical students interest in dermatology; increase exposure to the field or dermatology; foster a sense of collegiality among students interested in dermatology; help students find mentors among dermatology; provide information for students interested in skin research; inform students about dermatology events at UTMB, locally, regionally, and nationally; to promote attendance at national and regional dermatology conferences; to teach people in the Galveston community about preventative measures to protect against skin diseases; to create and disperse information regarding opportunities in research experience and volunteerism within dermatology; and disperse an electronic newsletter which will form a cohesive link between students, residents, faculty, and alumni.
President: Sheila Jalalat
Vice President: Willian Tausend
Faculty Advisor: Richard Wagner
Email: utmbdig@gmail.com    
Website: www.digutmb.blogspot.com

Emergency Medicine Interest Group
EMIG stimulates interest in the field of Emergency Medicine and to foster the professional development of UTMB students by providing members with opportunities for involvement in organized Emergency Medicine.
President: Cordell Cunningham
Vice President: Alaina Brinley
Vice President: Gina Vento
Secretary: Kurt Lucas
Treasurer: Caleb Hancock
Logistics: Kevin Grabski
CEC Chair: Eric Gonzales
1st Year SOM Rep.: Ashley Halbert
Faculty Advisor: Robert Kaale
Website: http://www.utmb.edu/EMIG/

Frontera de Salud
Frontera de Salud is a service organization founded and staffed by medical, nursing, and health professional students committed to bringing primary healthcare to the underserved.
Co-Director: Abel Flores
Co-Director: Katie Israel
Co-Director: Seth Clark
Co-Director: Amit Kumar
Treasurer: Glenda Linares
Faculty Advisor: Norma A. Perez
Website: www.fronteradesalud.org

Family Medicine Interest Group
FMIG is an organization for students interested in family medicine. Our mission is to promote primary care. We have meetings and various activities to help guide students’ career goals.
Co-President: Yolan Shaw
Co-President: Carah Howe
Vice President: Anthony Ng
Community Service Co-Chair: Dimple Patel Desai
Community Service Co-Chair: Marissa Flores
Recruitment Chair: Marcia Newby-Goodman
PCP Coordinator: Ngoc Mui
AAFP: Kathy Nguyen
1st Year Rep.: Ngozi Okofor
2nd Year Rep.: Rigoberto Garza
2nd Year Rep.: Violetta Vasquez
3rd Year Rep.: Glenda Linares
3rd Year Rep.: Esther Robbins
4th Year Rep.: Evan Perez
3rd Year Rep.: Sheila Pinkston
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Julie McKee
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/UTMB-Family-Medicine-Interest-Group-FMIG/236036056440427

Gay-Straight Alliance
The GSA provides information about GLBT issues unique to the healthcare professions and is a way to socialize and support other students and faculty: gay, straight and everything in between.
President:
Brittney Warren
Vice President: Selby Johnson
Secretary: Austine Lin
Treasurer: Jonathan Nguyen
Title IX Rep.: Lauren Langsjoen
Vagina Monologues Chair: Stevi Darrow
Ally Officer: Kelsey Finke
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Judith Aronson

Global Water Brigades
Global Water Brigades purpose is to empower communities in Honduras and Ghana to access clean water through infrastructural development, water treatment, community leader training and education thus improving their health and standard of living.
President: Shannon Ronca
Vice President: Mary Idowu
Fundraising Chair: Julia Gerson
Program Committee Chair: Lola Alcorn
Faculty Advisor: Sharon Croisant
Email: globalwateratutmb@gmail.com 
Website: www.globalbrigades.org

Gold Humanism Honor Society
GHHS honors medical students, residents, role-model physician teachers and other exemplars recognized for demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion, and dedication to service. Our objective is to elevate the values of humanism and professionalism within the field of medicine.
Co-President: Roxi Radi
Co-President: Seth Clark
Galveston Vice President: Sheila Pinkston
Galveston Vice President: Nick Koshy
Austin Vice President: Charles German
Houston Vice President: Lexie Mauney
Treasurer: Julia Hiner
Secretary: Trisha Patel
Secretary: Anand Padmanabha
Faculty Advisor: Patricia Beach
Website: http://www.utmb.edu/osler/ghhs/default.asp

Graduate Student Organization
The Graduate Student Organization aims to provide a network for graduate students in different disciplines focusing on mentoring, service and fellowship.
President: Brian Mann
Vice President: David Briley
Secretary: Heather Evans-Marin
Treasurer: Sergio Rodriguez
Faculty Advisor: Dorian Coppenhaver
Website: http://gsbs.utmb.edu/gso/

Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
HPCO is an educational service organization devoted to providing psychological, social, spiritual, and medical care to patients with terminal illnesses. HPCO also provides education to the UTMB community promoting discussions of end of life care and palliative care.
Co-Director: Nicole Piemonte
Co-Director: Alina Bennett
Historian: Erica Fletcher
Training Coordinator: Rebecca Amerisa Waters
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Susan McCammon

Lambda Tau CLS Honor Society
Lambda Tau is a national organization honoring Clinical Laboratory Sciences students who have achieved a high level of academic success. The UTMB Gamma Beta Chapter is dedicated to representing the field of medical technology as well as giving back to the community through ongoing service projects.
President: Marretta Vasquez
Vice President: Kelley Jarvis
Secretary: Ruth Feyissa
Treasurer: Erica Gatoni
Historian: Domineca Vargas
Faculty Advisor: Eddie Salazar

Latino Medical Student Association
The purpose of this organization is to unify the Latino medical students into one organization so that we can raise awareness about the Latino lifestyle, culture, and health need. By doing so, we can help increase cultural competency in our campus and in the community overall.
Co-President: Rigoberto Garza
Co-President: Mark Garcia
Vice President: Emmanuel Guajardo
Secretary: Shannon Archabal
Treasurer: Grace E. Woods
Community Service: Pablo Padilla
Faculty Advisor: Norma Perez
Website: www.lmsa.net

MD/PhD Student Organization
The purpose of the MD/PhD Student Organization is to facilitate camaraderie between MD/PhD students and to serve as a conduit between the students and faculty of the MD/PhD program.
President: Michaela Huynh
Vice President: Shinji Strain
Secretary: Amanda Randolph
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Sowers

Military Medical Association
The Military Medical Assocition at UTMB exists to help train, advise, and facilitate the medical careers of current and potential service members on campus. The group serves as a pivot point between current scholarship holders as well as recruits and their military command counterparts. We seek to educate and prepare leaders in the medical field who are equipped for the global challenges opf the 21st century.
President: Sarah Bredeson
Vice President: Ashley Halbert
Faculty Advisor: Blake Rasmussen

Muscle Biology of Exercise and Nutrition
The Muscle Biology of Exercise and Nutrition student organization promotes research of skeletal muscle metabolism and hypertrophy and apply this research to human health and function. This research will be in the context of exercise and nutrition.
President: Paul Reidy
Vice President: Michael Borack
Secretary: Maria Chondronikola
Treasurer: Tony Chao
Faculty Advisor: Blake Rasmussen

Netter's Knitters
Netter's Knitters is a charity knitting and crochet organization. We provide free instructions to UTMB students. We make hats for newborns and chemo hats.
President: Kelsey Wise
Vice President:
Roxanne Lamarre
Secretary:
Sarah Bredeson
Treasurer:
Ashley Halbert
Community Coordinator: Emma Dover
Faculty Advisor: Sue Carlton
Website: nettersknitters.wordpress.com

Obstetrics and Gynecology Student Society
OGSS is an educational and non-profit organization implemented to serve as a proactive resource for UTMB medical students interested n the field of obstetrics and gynecology.
President: Sarah Tauton
Secretary: Chase Patterson
Treasurer: Nikki Polk
Fundraising: Summer Sanford
ACOG Liaison: Michael Balat
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sangeeta Jain
Website: www.acog.org

Ophthalmology Student Organization
The purpose of the Ophthalmology Student Society is to encourage interest in ophthalmology, provide opportunities to experience the field of ophthalmology and volunteer in our community.
President: Meredith Melton
Vice President: Ashley Moehring
Secretary: Alfreda Batts
Treasurer: Seth Nelson
Faculty Advisor: Bernard Godley
Website: www.utmb.edu/oso/index.html

Orthopedics Student Society
The purpose of the Orthopedics Student Society is to further interest and educate students about the field of Orthopedic Surgery.
President: Arsalan Amin
Vice President: Crystal Obiozor
Secretary:
James Gwosdz
Faculty Advisor: Vinod Panchbhavi

Osler Student Societies
The vision/purpose of the Osler Student Societies is to provide developing physicians insight in to “A Way of Life” described by Sir William Osler, not through formal lecture but through the guidance of mentors in contact with students within and outside their academic setting.
Asclepios Director: Alfreda Batts
Asclepios Director: Nicole Brooks
Blackwell Director:
Bailey LeConte
Blocker Director: James Gwosdz
Forssmann Director: Kelsey English
Forssmann Director: Robert Good
Forssmann Director: Joshua Mintz
Ashbel-Smith Director: Kristyna Gleghorn
Schweitzer Director: Adithya Joolinkuntla
Vesalius Representative: Andrea Kline
Faculty Advisor: Michael Malloy
Website: www.utmb.edu/osler/societies/default.asp

Otolaryngology Interest Group
OIG exists to promote student understanding of careers in otolaryngology.
President: Mckay Moline
Officer: Tyler Bliss
Officer: Justin Noroozian
Officer: Rafay Soleja
Officer: Nathan Nickle
Faculty Advisor: Harold Pine

Pan-African Student Society
The purpose of PASS is to foster a broad based educational goal that will involve socio-cultural awareness, community service, cohesiveness among members, and increasing academic success among members. Although this is a Pan-African organization, it has no restrictions in regard to membership. It is open to students of any race, religion, ethnicity, sex, or political views.
President: Chika Egbe
Vice President: Vanessa Danquah
Treasurer: Agnes Usoro
Secretary: Timi Folorunso
Parliamentarian/Historian: Maryann Osayande
Special Events: Tonye Odogwu
Co-Chair Publicity: Chinonso Ogbonnah
Co-Chair Publicity: Ford Okoli
Faculty Advisor: Anthony Okorodudu
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/223627057725590/?ref=ts

Pathology Association for Students
The purpose of the Pathology Associations for Students is to further educate students about the profession of pathology and assist students to pursue their interests within the field in a nonprofit manner. Students establish professional contacts with pathologists on staff at UTMB and have an understanding of resources available.
President: Claire Detweiler
Vice President: Michelle Parmley
Secretary: Paulyann Maclayton
Treasurer: Michaela Huynh
Meeting Coordinator: Mark Francis
Event Coordinator: Jason Kirk
Faculty Advisor: Judy Aronson

Pediatric Student Association
The Pediatric Student Association seeks to provide educational and service opportunities to medical students and other students in health professions who are interested in pediatrics, as well as provide an opportunity for professional interaction between pediatric faculty and UTMB students.
President: Ngozi Okorafor
Vice President - SOM: Anam Meraj
Secretary/Treasurer: Chinyere Ugwuzor
Volunteer Coordinator - Hospitals: Elizabeth May
Faculty Advisor: Patricia Rogers

Pharmacology & Toxicology Student Organization
The purpose of this organization is to promote camaraderie and scientific interaction among students of the Pharmacology and Toxicology department.
President: Joe Shearer
Vice President: Sanaalarab Al Enazy
Secretary: Valentina Fokina
Co-Treasurer: Norah Albekairi
Co-Treasurer: Yafang Zhang
Faculty Advisor: Kenneth Johnson

Phi Beta Pi Fraternity
The purpose of Phi Beta Pi is to promote an effective and beneficial learning environment for individuals within health professions.
President: Aparajit Ram Venkateswaran
Vice President: Nick Garcia
Secretary: Landon Goggins
Treasurer: Andrew DeCrescenzo
Faculty Advisor: Thomas Kimbrough
Website: www.betautmb.com

Physical Therapy Class of 2014
This is an educational and non-profit organization that will work together to volunteer our time to the community, take part in continuing education opportunities outside the classroom, represent the physical therapy profession, and act with honor, integrity, and respect in all our endeavors.
President: Kevin Villarreal
Vice President: Lydia Boyle
Secretary: Jaisie Stevens
Treasurer: Sarah Hillman
Faculty Advisor: Carolyn Utsey

Physical Therapy Class of 2015
This is an educational and non-profit organization that will work together to volunteer our time to the community, take part in continuing education opportunities outside the classroom, represent the physical therapy profession, and act with honor, integrity, and respect in all our endeavors.
President: Claire Conroy
Vice President: Ashley DePalermo
Secretary: Emily Ellett
Treasurer: Kamylle Palomino
Faculty Advisor: Carolyn Utsey

Physician Assistant Class of 2015
this organization is for the Physician Assistant class officers to meet and plan fundraising events for our graduation event.
President: Amanda Murphy
Vice President: Lucia Ruggieri
Secretary: Holly Koonce
Treasurer: Brittany Peeler
Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Eames

Physician Healer Student Association
PHSA is an educational organization dedicated to providing all interested students with opportunities to engage in community-service activities as well as workshops focused on molding students into physician healers who will be ready to enter their clinical years with skills necessary for providing complete patient-centered care.  
Co-President: Scott Walton
Co-President: David Valdez
Secretary: Elizabeth May
Treasurer: Katie Horton
Community Service Liaison: Jiny Sibi
Faculty Advisor: Juliet McKee

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group
We are a student organization dedicated towards promoting interest in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as providing information to anyone who may be interested.
President: Alexander Chase Castillo
Vice President: Bejoy Thomas
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Linda G. Phillips

Preventive Medicine & Community Health GSO
PMCH GSO fosters the development and growth of graduate students enrolled in the Preventive Medicine graduate program.
Chair: Tony Chao
Vice Chair: Joseph Saenz
Secretary: Donna Vi Le
Treasurer: Paul Reidy
Web Administrator: Amit Kumar
Faculty Advisor: M. Kristen Peek

Public Health Organization
PHO educates UTMB students on public health and preventative medicine and apply this knowledge though volunteer service activities.
President: Figri L. Foresto Jr.
Vice President: Christy Ramirez
Treasurer: Elisabeth Brown
Treasurer: Ashley Stevenson
Secretary: Melanie Levy
Projects Committee Chair: Sarah Adams
Community Service/Projects: Isha Kaul
Faculty Advisor: Christine Arcari

Que Quiere Decir (QQD) Spanish Club
QQD is a student organization dedicated to teach future health professionals medical Spanish to improve their communication with patients.
President: Sarah Westergaard
Vice President: Alex Villalobos
Secretary: Katherine Horton
Treasurers: Ramon Saucedo
Service Chair: Landon Goggins
Faculty Advisor: Norma Perez
Website: http://quequieredecir.wordpress.com/

Radiology Interest Group
RIG raises awareness and interest in the field of Radiology among students; to foster new relationships amongst members and between members and Radiology faculty. To allow students to get hands on experience with some common procedures used in Radiology; and to bring new and updated research discoveries and/or clinical applications to the awareness of students.
President: Tiffiny Hunsaker
Vice President: Linden Dixon
Faculty Advisor: Roy Riascos

Respiratory Therapy Student Association
The purpose of the RTSA is to provide academic and professional guidance to members, to provide valuable respiratory information to the community, to provide awareness of the professional and to promote school pride.
President: Lillian Wang
Vice President: Muhammad Hasan
Secretary: Brittany Lostak
Treasurer: Hasan Akber
Historian:
Rufus Stephen
Events Coordinator: Kelley Cuellar
Faculty Advisor: Daneen Nastars

Right to Life Advocates
The purpose of RLA is to unite and support UTMB students, faculty and staff, regardless of difference, in activities that promote and respect the inalienable right to human life.
President: Alyssa Baker
Vice President: Marie Dutitumukita
Secretary: Jessica Bracks
Public Relations: Christie Bogdanoff
Faculty Advisor: Volker Neugebauer
Website: https://www.facebook.com/RLAGalveston

Running Club
The running club at UTMB is an educational organization that seeks to promote health, sportsmanship and community service to students, faculty, and staff of UTMB and to the community of Galveston, TX through community service projects and running events.
President: Julia Amthor
Faculty Advisor: Javier Navarro

Scribes Council
The Purpose of the Scribes Council is to oversee the production and sale of a high quality study resources (Scribes) as a fundraiser for the UTMB School of Medicine.
2016 President: Jonothan Lee
2016 Vice President: Alex Chung
2016 Treasurer: Monica Kodakandla
2017 President: Steven Dragosljvich
Faculty Advisor: Pamela O’Callaghan

Soccer Association at UTMB
To bring people together from all UTMB schools to play soccer.
Owner: Axel Moreira
Manager: Gary LaCroix
Officer: Abdul Vohra
Officer: Julian Velez
Officer: Moses Azubuike
Faculty Advisor: Javier Navarro

Society for Neuroscience Galveston Chapter
The purpose of the Society for Neuroscience Galveston Chapter shall be to: advance the understanding of the nervous system, including the part of the nervous system that plays in behavior, by bringing together scientists of various backgrounds and by facilitating the integration of research directed at all levels of biological organization; to promote education in neuroscience; and to inform the general public of the result and implications of current research in this area.
President: Kevin Barnes
Treasurer: Julian Gerson
Secretary: David Briley
Faculty Advisor: Giulio Taglialatela

Sports Medicine Initiative
This is an educational organization with the goal of providing educational opportunities to learn more about sports medicine practice and volunteer opportunities at athletic events within the community.
President: K.J. Kenneth-Nwosa
Vice President: Neil Jackson
Secretary: Aaron Gray
Historian: Christopher Spruell
1st Year Representative: Alberto Oseguera
Faculty Advisor: Niki Carayannopoulos

St. Vincent’s Student Clinic
St. Vincent’s Student Clinic is dedicated to providing quality care to unfunded and under-funded patients while providing excellent educational opportunities for UTMB students.
Director: Hannah Potvin
Faculty Advisor: Robert Beach
Website:
www.stvsc.org

Student Interest Group in Neurology
SIGN encourages interest in the field of neurology and related fields. Additionally, to educate students on the profession and scholastic topics related to Neurology.
Co-President: Christopher Snyder
Co-President: Alexandra Rapp
Co-President: Lee Elam
Co-President: Rigoberto Hernandez
Vice President: Junaid Islam
Faculty Advisor: Robert Glenn Smith

Student Occupational Therapy Association
SOTA is a student organization run by occupational therapy students. Our mission is to foster personal and professional development of OT students, encourage community service and educational excellence and advocate for students and professional issues. We also promote OT at UTMB and in the Galveston community.
President: Renee Bland
Vice President: Christopher Hem
Secretary: Allison Attal
Treasurer: Rachael Grant
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Diane Collins

Student Psychiatry Organization
SPO is a group of students interested in psychiatry. We host meetings with speakers discussing psychiatry-related topics and do volunteer activities.
Co-President: Samuel Poulos
Co-President: Mark Kline
Vice President: Scott Tlanda
Secretary: Adam Hartman
Co-Social Chair: Nicole Brooks
Co-Social Chair: Kelsey Finke
Faculty Advisor: Ruth Levine

Student National Medical Association
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.
President: Olivia Kizzee
Vice President: Jessica Ubanyionwu
Treasurer: Renny Varghese
Secretary: Gladys Ogbonna
Academic Chair:Candace Bailey
Community/Volunteer Chair: Mercy Misoi
Social Chair: Johnae Snell
MAPS Coordinator: Roosevelt Campbell
Historian: Benjamin Villarreal
Faculty Advisor: Jason Glenn

Student Surgical Society
The purpose of this organization is to increase student interest in surgery as well as provide them with ways to further their knowledge of the different surgical specialties and how to obtain them.
President: Samir Hasan
Vice President: Julie Amthor
Treasurer: Pablo Padilla
Secretary: Nadia Megahed
Professional Director: Adam Hensley
Preceptorship Director: Brittney Warren
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Courtney Townsend

Students for Integrative Medicine
Students for Integrative Medicine creates and maintains an interdisciplinary forum that will increase the opportunity for individuals to learn, experience and feel supported in the exploration of integrative medicine.
President: Nesa Mohebpour
Vice President: Shruti Nabar
Treasurer: Amanda Ray
Mindful Meditation Officer: Melanie Levy
Physical Therapist Officer: Sandi Russom
2nd Year Mentor: Petra Kelsey
Officer: David Valdez
Officer: Wesley Roberts
Officer: Eric Gonzales
Officer: Jamelle Amouri
Faculty Advisor: Victor Sierpina

Students Improving Global Health Together
To address the medical needs of the global community by creating awareness of health disparities in underserved populations, by supporting the development of solutions for health issues facing society, and by promoting clinical and research opportunities to students concerned with the development of health care on a local, national, and international level.
Co-President: Alaina Brinley
Vice President: Paul Fickey
Treasurer: David Eckelbarger
Community Service Chair: Nadia Megahed
Events Coordinator: Sultana Peffley
Faculty Advisor: Matthew Dacso
Website: www.sightutmb.wordpress.com

Students Serving Shriners
Students Serving Shriners is an educational organization developed to serve the patients and families being treated at Shriners Burn Hospital for Children and to foster a sense of compassion and dedication between UTMB students. It is an opportunity to serve the community while providing students the opportunity to work together and mentor/guide each other on how to cope with emotional cases in a primarilly Spanish speaking setting through projects and events.
President: Brittany Graham
Treasurer: Carlos Garcia-Jasso
Fundraising Coordinator: Montserrat Montesinos
Faculty Advisor: Norma Perez

Students Together for Service
To promote and facilitate the student service culture at UTMB while optimizing opportunities for students to put their service ideals into practice.
Chair: Nicki Piemonte
Vice Chair: Amit Kumar
Treasurer: Seth Clark
PCA PI: Rimma Osipov
Faculty Advisor: Norma Perez
Website: http://studentstogetherforservice.org

Syncope
Syncope is an a capella group that comes together and shares their love of music and performing at different events.
Officer: Jonathan Shie
Officer: Hilary Franceschini
Officer: Eric Gonzales
Officer: Derek Walker
Faculty Advisor: Matt Dacso

Ultimate Frisbee Organization
The purpose of the Ultimate Frisbee Organizations is to play ultimate frisbee and socialize.
President: Mike Borack
Vice President: Paul Reidy
Secretary: Mary Goodrich
Faculty Advisor: Matthew Dacso

Wilderness Medicine Society
The Wilderness Medicine Society educates students and faculty on the field of wilderness medicine.
President: Alaina Brinley
Faculty Advisor: Anil Menon

William Temple Episcopal Student Center Group
To provide a place for students to study, relax, and socialize. Free coffee and tea are offered daily, and dinners are served Wednesday evening. All are welcome!
President: Christie Bogdanoff
Secretary: Howard Gill
Faculty Advisor: Michael Malloy

Women’s Surgical Society
WSS fosters an environment of learning, mentoring, and growth for female students interested in a surgical career.
President: Abby Forbes
Vice President: Jessica Ubanyionwu
Secretary:Sarah Bredeson
Faculty Advisor: Kim Brown

 

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Lee Hage Jamail Student Center
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1316

Telephone: (409) 772-1996
FAX: (409) 747-2527