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Community Outreach


The Community Outreach group is a student-run organization parented by MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences that aims to help serve the community by increasing science understanding and awareness to create a better future.

We organize and coordinate a wide range of outreach activities within the community such as science fairs, career fairs, science lectures/demonstrations, MD Anderson and UT Health Houston lab tours, and more! Contact us if you would like to organize an event!


  • Encourage and improve student interest and performance in science
  • Support teachers and educational programs in science
  • Provide GSBS students with the opportunity to learn valuable teaching skills
  • Provide a useful service to the community


Gemalene Sunga, President 

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Amanda Warner, Vice President

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Johana Gutierrez, Secretary

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Chae Yun (Kate) Cho,
Media Relations Coordinator

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Keri Schadler, PhD, Faculty Advisor

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2023-2024 Newsletter

Summer Biomedical Academy

August 1 & 2, 2024
Reference: UTS 192 Youth Protection Policy


Saturday, January 13
2:00 - 5:00 pm*
MD Anderson SCRB 1 & 2
7455 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77054

Science Night is a FREE, annual event that is offered to elementary-aged children accompanied by their parents or guardians that will showcase multiple booths with different scientific activities. Our enthusiastic teams of graduate students, faculty, and GSBS staff will teach concepts spanning a variety of STEM topics like genetics, microbiology, physics and more, in easy-to-perform experiments and art projects. Our goal is to make STEM exciting while providing an educational experience.

*Note: entry for IMMUNOCOMPROMISED children and their families will be from 1:00-2:00 pm.