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Mission

AMBR's mission can be summarized as "Access. Support. Outreach." which addresses our primary objectives. "Access" exemplifies our goal to ensure that minorities or individuals that traditionally lack access to resources have access to higher education and are actively recruited to GSBS. "Support" exemplifies our goal to ensure that these students at GSBS have a supportive community and access to resources that cater to their needs and assist them in their educational, academic, and career endeavors. "Outreach" exemplifies our goal to work with other GSBS organizations in serving our local community.
We emphasize that our definition of "minority" is any individual who identifies as one in the aforementioned social categories of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, socioeconomic status, disability or handicap etc or are statistically underrepresented in the field of biomedical research.

Vision

To support minorities in the field of biomedical sciences by enhancing the professional development of minority biomedical students in the GSBS.

Our Goals

  1. Promote the scholarship of minority students during their training period through professional growth experiences that will stimulate they success in graduate school and transition into future careers.
  2. Provide a supportive environment through scholarly and social activities that enable AMBR participants to achieve the best possible outcomes during their graduate education.

2020-2021 Officers

President: Sreepradha (Sreeja) Sridharan

Secretary: Lee-Ann Notice

Treasurer: April Nguyen

Outreach Chair:  Swati Mohapatra

Media Relations Coordinator: Thomaia Pamplin

Events Coordinator: Tressie Posey

Faculty Advisor: Nayun Kim, PhD

Contact the officers: GSBS_AMBR@uth.tmc.edu