2019-20 Graduate Student Association Leadership





                             Brennah Murphy - President                                                              Nicole Giordano - Secretary                                                                             Amy Bosley- 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




                  Clayton Sandel - GREAT Chair/Treasurer                                      Bethany Williams - GREAT Vice Chair                                           Lance Ford - GREAT-Career Development/Workshop Chair

              College of Medicine (Graduate College)                                     College of Allied Health (Graduate College)                                          College of Public Health (Graduate College)

          PhD Student - Microbiology & Immunology                                          PhD Student - Nutritional Sciences                                                   PhD Student - Biostatistics & Epidemiology




                         Chetan Ahire - GSA Senator                                                                  Araya Assfaw - GSA Senator                                                             Rachel McNamar - GSA Senator             

            College of Medicine (Graduate College)                                       College of Public Health (Graduate College)                                 College of Medicine (Graduate College)

                          PhD Student- Pathology                                                             PhD Student-Health Promotion Sciences                                                PhD Student- Cell Biology



                                    Michelle Staudt, PhD                                                        Lauren Miller-Pre-GREAT Workshop Chair                                                                    Catina Jordan              

                                      Graduate College                                                                  College of Medicine (Graduate College)                                                                     Graduate College

                                 Faculty Representative                                                                     PhD Student- Cell Biology                                                                                     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 9/05/2019 BMSB 324 12:00-1:00pm
Thursday 10/03/2019 BMSB 324  12:00-1:00 pm
Thursday 11/07/2019 BMSB 324  12:00-1:00 pm
Thursday 12/05/2019 BMSB 324 12:00-1:00 pm
Thursday 2/06/2020 BMSB 324  12:00-1:00 pm
Thursday 3/05/2020 BMSB 324  12:00-1:00 pm
Thursday 4/02/2020 BMSB 324  12:00-1:00 pm
Thursday 5/07/2020 BMSB 324  12:00-1:00 pm



September 2019 Minutes

October 2019 Minutes

November 2019 Minutes

December 2019 Minutes

No January Meeting

February 2020 Minutes

March 2020 Minutes

April 2020 Minutes

May 2020 Minutes




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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