History and Purpose

The Graduate Biosciences Society (GBS) was founded in 1989 to act as the organizing body and faculty liaison for graduate students in those departments and interdisciplinary programs affiliated with the UVA School of Medicine.
Today, we have over 380 members!

Meet the GBS Executives

President – Becky Stanhope (rls9an@virginia.edu)

Vice President – Allie Palmer (ap7ta@virginia.edu)

Secretary – Faith Karanja (fwk3bu@virginia.edu)

Treasurer – Brittany Martinez (bam2cg@virginia.edu)

What GBS has to offer

Meet and contact the other GBS council members through our GBS Council Members tab.

Keep yourself up to date with the latest GBS events using the Calendar and GBS Newsletter.

Get involved in your community through GBS using Volunteering Opportunities under the calendar tab.

Make sure you never miss a GBS e-mail by signing up for the mailing list using the GBS E-mail List.

Learn about how we recognize our most outstanding scientific student leaders with the GBS Student Leadership Award.

Identify what resources are available to you, the graduate student, as you navigate your current career and prepare for your next one via our Resources tab.

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Featured Article

Graduate students need more mental health support, new study highlights
By Elisabeth Pain

There is a mental health crisis in graduate education, and research institutions need to take action to address it. In an online survey —2279 responses, mostly from Ph.D. candidates based in 234 institutions across 26 countries, 40% of whom are in the biological and physical sciences and engineering—unveil “strikingly high rates of anxiety and depression” among the graduate population, the authors write in the Nature Biotechnology paper.

Want to learn more? Read the full article here.

Find more articles in the Resources section of this site.
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