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Graduate Student Advocacy Board (GSAB)


Graduate Student Advocacy Board


The BME Graduate Student Advocacy Board (GSAB) allows for students to engage in the BME community and provides student input to the graduate program. We exist to increase student visibility and accessibility of resources provided by Georgia Tech, Emory, the BME department and other student groups in an effort to continue improving the BME graduate student experience.

GSAB consists of many branches encompassing various areas of interest to the health of the program including, but not limited to:

  • BME Student Town Halls
  • Emory Lab Advocacy
  • TEP Lab Advocacy
  • First Year Student Advocacy
  • Graduate Committee Representation
  • Faculty Meeting Representation
  • Mentorship
  • Milestones and Qualifying Exam Preparation
  • New Student Recruitment
  • Orientation and Reorientation
  • PKU Program
  • Professional Development
  • Social and Events Planning
  • Student Feedback and Concerns
  • Underrepresented Minorities in BME
  • Wellness and Mental Health
  • Women in BME


If there is a student issue or idea you are passionate about that you don’t see on this list, come join GSAB to champion your cause and have your voice heard! If you have a desire to be a part of influencing and engaging the BME graduate program, we can find a place for you. Please email one of our executive board members, and we’ll get you involved!

Our Team 2020-2021

President: Elaida Dimwamwa

Vice President: Julian Rose

Treasurer: Angela Jimenez

Secretary: Julia Harrer

Qualifying Exam Chairs:
Sruti Bheri
Preety Shakya

Graduate Committee Representatives:
Elaida Dimwamwa
Delta Ghoshal

Faculty Meeting Representative:
Miguel Armenta Ochoa

Community Development Chair:
Melissa Cadena