Student Organizations

Women in Biomedical Sciences

Women in Biomedical Sciences Association (WIBS) was established in March 2019 by graduate students in the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) at Rutgers-Newark. Our association is dedicated to women in biomedical sciences at the SGS and our goal is to provide a community for networking, mentoring, consulting and career development. Some of the WIBS activities include the following.

Current e-board:

President: SumiyyaRaheem
Co-VP: Rebecca Manubag
Co-VP: Ghata Nandi
Co-Secretary: Pooja Kayala
Co-Secretary: Simran Irfan
Treasurer: Blair Boyles
Social Media & Events Chair: Ayma Malik


Social media: WIBS on Facebook, WIBS on Instagram

A variety of Workshops on:

Gender Bias in our everyday professional life.

How to be a Better Bystander when witnessing harmful situations.

How to respond to Sexism in professional settings

Tea Time Series:

Open informal discussions where we share knowledge about women scientists and celebrating their lives, accomplishments and contributions to science.

Meet with the Professor Series: 

Small groups of students have the opportunity to meet with female professors from our school in a relaxed and informal setting, where they share their experiences and provide advice to them. Our goal is to extend the invitation to women scientists outside our academic institution and discuss potential career options in academic and non-academic paths.

Our vision is to create a big network pool, where members can refer to, in order to take advice and develop the skills necessary for their future careers.

We always welcome new members. If you are interested in getting actively involved in WIBS and learn more about our current and future activities please contact us.
















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