Welcome Class of 2020-21


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Student Organizations

Our 500+ graduate students participate in the events, programming and governance of the student organizations on the SGS Newark Health Science Campus. Please click on each individual organization to find more.


Graduate Student Association (GSA)

The GSA serves all students enrolled in all programs at SGS Newark Health Science Campus. The GSA's objectives are to cultivate interest in the biomedical sciences and to encourage mutual assistance, social involvement, and other activities vital to a wholesome environment for graduate studies.


The GSA is committed to supporting graduate students and promoting community at within the graduate school. We host activities throughout the year including the Graduate Student Research Symposium, Fall Formal, and holiday celebrations. As student representatives, we also address student concerns and issues.

The 2019 GSA Executive Board Members include President Hannah Dewald, Vice President Christina Hernandez, Treasurer Jojo Reyes, and Secretary John Ponessa. Additional board members will be announced soon.

Contact information:

Hannah Dewald, President

Christina Hernandez, Vice President

John Ponessa, Secretary


Grad students testing their tie-dye skills at a GSA event


Welcome barbecue organized by GSA


ACA Lunch and Learn with Dr. Sam Kongsamut


GSA's international food festival in the Graduate Student Lounge


Rutgers Life Science Consulting Club at Yale University's Case Competition