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GSBMS Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is an integral component of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Officers are elected annually and participate in a diversified program including student advocacy on a variety of social, academic and professional issues relevant to the graduate student members.

All graduate students belong to the GSA upon payment of the student activity fee. The GSA provides students with the opportunity to meet other graduate students and provides graduate students with a unified voice with which important issues concerning them can be addressed and brought to the school’s attention.

The GSA of the Biomedical Sciences has representation on the Graduate Faculty Council and the Board of Trustees. The GSA maintains the BMS-GSA information bulletin board outside the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences office. The most significant contribution of the GSA is the running of the annual Graduate Student Research Forum.

Mission Statement
The mission of the New York Medical College Graduate Student Association is to solidify a mutually beneficial relationship between the graduate student body and the college community. The GSA provides a forum for discussion of graduate student issues, strives to build camaraderie among the students, supports student-led community service and outreach activities, promotes the development and exposition of student research efforts, and supports career workshops and other activities designed to foster the students’ professional and career development.

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GSA Officers 2022-2023

Christopher Lu, Biomedical Sciences (M.S.)

Vice President:
Rahim Hirani, Microbiology (M.D./Ph.D)

Chair of the Graduate Student Research Forum:
Madison Spears, Integrated Ph.D. (Ph.D.)

Vice Chair of the Graduate Student Research Forum:

Chair of Community Building:
Neha Ali, Cell Biology (M.S.)

Tim Cervera, Biomedical Sciences (M.S.)

Steven Yousef, Biomedical Sciences (M.S.)

The faculty advisors are as follows:

Faculty Advisor, GSA:
Carl I. Thompson, Ph.D. - Department of Physiology

Faculty Advisor, Forum:
John T. Pinto, Ph.D. - Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology