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Graduate Student Council

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The Graduate Student Council (GSC) was created in 2001 with three specific goals: 

  • Address and represent the intellectual, social, and living needs of the community of graduate students at the National Institutes of Health.
  • Foster the development of an interactive and stimulating student environment at NIH by creating a forum for needs to be discussed with the student body.
  • Serve as a communication pathway by which students as a group may interact with the rest of the NIH community.

The GSC is open to all graduate students performing dissertation research at NIH, and coordinates and sponsors many events to enhance the training experience of the NIH graduate students. If you are interested in participating in the development or organization of new or existing activities we encourage you to come to a GSC monthly meeting or contact the co-chairs:  More information about individual activities can be found under each individual committee tab.

GSC Committee 2018

Current Graduate Student Council (2018)

Co-chairs: Larissa Erben, Laura Gorrell
Secretary: Keyla Tumas
Graduate Student Seminar Series: Justin Demmerle
Social Committee: Dennis Burke, Ruby Lam, Keith Schmidt, Keyla Tumas
Community Service/Outreach/Mentorship Committee: Francois de Mets, Albert Sek, Carly Starke
Public Relations Committee: Mohsin Khan, Dana Lewis, Jessica Schneller, Carly Starke, Keyla Tumas
FELCOM liaison: Assaf Magen
FAES liaison: Keval Patel