2018-19 Graduate Student Association Leadership




                R Sharif                                 D Bender                      H Houson

                      Jaanam Gopalakrishnan - President                                                    Clayton Sandel - Secretary                                                 Brennah Murphy- Social Chair 

                College of Medicine (Graduate College)                                     College of Medicine (Graduate College)                          College of Medicine (Graduate College)

                           PhD Student - Pathology                                                       PhD Student - Microbiology & Immunology                                   PhD  Student - Pathology



                 Kim M                             Sarah B                   B Frempah

                   Sarah Bland - GREAT Chair/Treasurer                                      Dawn Bender - GREAT Vice Chair                    Nicolas Means- GREAT-Career Development Chair

                 College of Medicine(Graduate College)                            College of Medicine (Graduate College)                       College of Medicine (Graduate College)

          PhD Student - Microbiology & Immunology                                          PhD Student - Cell Biology                                                    PhD Student - Pathology



            M Staudt636404103532301112                               Jaanam G                             C Marlin2

                 Rabab "Ruby" Sharif - GSA Senator                                        Alex Yeganeh - GREAT Workshop Chair                                 Fauziyya Muhammad - GSA Senator             

            College of Medicine (Graduate College)                                  College of Medicine (Graduate College)                                 College of Medicine (Graduate College)

                     PhD Student- Cell Biology                                                                PhD Student-Neuroscience                                            PhD Student- Microbiology & Immunology


            M Staudt636404103532301112                               Jaanam G                             C Marlin2

                         Michelle Staudt, PhD                                                                         Matt Dickson - GSA Senator                                                                       Catina Jordan              

                             Graduate College                                                                College of Pharmacy (Graduate College)                                                      Graduate College

                       Faculty Representative                                                        PhD Student - Pharmaceutical Sciences                                                      Staff Representative


Graduate Student Association

StudentsThe Graduate Student Association membership includes all students pursuing post baccalaureate degrees in the Graduate College at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The organization's mission is to improve student academic conditions and create an organization of the local, regional, and national graduate student community.


  • To further the academic and career development of all graduate students on the OUHSC campus.
  • To provide graduate students with an opportunity to provide input into the governance of the Graduate College
  • To provide a forum for graduate students to present their research results and to obtain travel funds to attend scientific meetings through the Graduate Research Education and Technology Forum and GSA sponsored travel awards.
  • To provide a social and support network for graduate students on the OUHSC campus.


Goverance is vested in the Graduate College Student Board composed of elected representatives for each of the six professional colleges who serve for one academic year. Meetings, open to all Graduate students, are held monthly on the first Thursday each month at noon.


Upcoming Meetings:

Day  Date Location Time
Thursday 9/06/2018 BMSB 324 12:00-1:00pm
Thursday 10/04/2018 BMSB 324  12:00-1:00 pm
Thursday 11/01/2018 BMSB 324  12:00-1:00 pm
Thursday 12/06/2018 BMSB 324 12:00-1:00 pm
Thursday 2/07/2019 BMSB 324  12:00-1:00 pm
Thursday 3/07/2019 BMSB 324  12:00-1:00 pm
Thursday 4/04/2019 BMSB 324  12:00-1:00 pm
Thursday 5/02/2019 BMSB 324  12:00-1:00 pm



Minutes for 09/06/2018 GSA meeting

Minutes for 10/04/2018 GSA meeting

Minutes for 11/01/2018 GSA meeting





Executive Board

Officer Descriptions




Strategic Plan

Annual Events


Greaduate Research Education and Technology Symposium (GREAT)

GREAT is an acronym for Graduate Research Education And Technology Symposium hosted by the OUHSC Graduate College and the OUHSC Graduate Student Association. For the past 42 years, students at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have showcased their original research at the GREAT Symposium. Students and postdoctoral fellows compete for travel grants to present their research at national scientific meetings.

All current Graduate College students and those graduating in the academic year are eligible to participate.  In order to redeem GREAT travel award winnings, individuals who have graduated must present proof that they will be presenting the research conducted while a student at the OUHSC and not previously presented at GREAT. Graduates in a postdoctoral position must participate in the postdoctoral fellow competition.

Graduate College Convocation
The Graduate College Convocation will honor M.S. and Ph.D. graduates for the preceeding fall semester and upcoming fall and spring semesters.  All Gradaute Faculty, Students, and Staff are invited to attend. The Graduate College Convocation will be held on the Saturday following the OU Norman Commencment in the David L. Boren Student Union.  For more information, please contact Catina Jordan in the Graduate College.

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