JHSOM Graduate Student Association

Welcome to the GSA's New Website! Here you will be able to find a wide array of information and resources that we hope will benefit you at every stage of your Graduate School training at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine!

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Welcome to the new GSA Website!!

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) represents all Ph.D. and Master’s students at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Accordingly, the GSA acts as a liaison between the graduate student body and various University entities to ensure student needs are being fulfilled. The GSA offers many other services that aim to improve graduate student life. Learn more about us and our Mission!

Take advantage of the wonderful amenities we have in our GSA Lounge! Scroll to the bottom of the page to learn more.

Our Focus Areas:

Social Events

The GSA hosts numerous social events throughout the year to allow students from different SOM program to meet and connect


The GSA provides funding for student groups and sponsors travel grants to help cover the costs of attending a scientific conference


The GSA brings the ideals and opinions of the graduate students to University administrators, and reciprocally communicates the ideals and standards of the University to students


The GSA serves as a hub for information on all aspects of graduate student life

Exciting News Happening Around Campus!

For a complete list of Recent News please check out our News Page.

Jan 30, 2023 - Juliane Liberto

Union Elections TODAY and TOMORROW

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Jan 25, 2023 - Juliane Liberto

Want to be a part of the The Johns Hopkins University Student Advisory Committee for Public Safety??

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Jan 23, 2023 - Juliane Liberto

Save the Date!! SKCCC Trainee Research Day

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Upcoming GSA Events

Mental Health Matters

Explore available on-campus and external resources at the link below:

The mental health of our graduate students is incredibly important to us.

If you need immediate assistance:

National Suicide Prevention Hotline:

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line:

Text “hello” to 741741

If it’s an emergency, always dial 911.

General Body Meetings

The GSA hosts a monthly GSA general body meeting, open to any SOM graduate students, at 5:00 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. Meetings are currently virtual by zoom.

Come to our meetings to learn about the new and exciting things that are happening (social events, policies, workshops, etc.) and how to get involved with the GSA!

Student Spotlight


Each month, the GSA will be recognizing two graduate students (PhD or MS) who have achieved excellence academically, or in the community!

Winners will receive a $25 gift card and will be featured right here on the GSA website!


Learn More

Click the link above to learn more about the program and how to apply.
Winners will be announced at the GSA general body meetings.


🥳Congratulations to our January 2023 Winners!!🥳


Tasnim Faiez


In 2022 Tasnim was awarded an AAUW International Fellowship to pursue her PhD with the goal to improve representation of international women in STEM research. Prior to receiving her PhD offer, she carried out outreach work at Imperial College London where she ran science workshops and set up miniature labs for primary school children. During this time she was also heavily involved in the COVID-19 response in the UK, and her main research project was to investigate the role of neutrophils in patients with severe COVID which she carried out in Oxford University and Imperial College London. Recently, this work was published in Science Translational Medicine.


Jessica Lin


Jessica prepares fun science presentations for middle school students every week for an after school program to promote interest in science in the community. She spends hours every week to come up with new and exciting demonstrations to engage her students, and support the school's arts and science programs.


Need - to - Knows

COVID-19 Updates

The COVID-19 Pandemic continues to be a fluid situation for all of us at Hopkins. Follow the link to learn more about the University's current information and updates on COVID-19.

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GSA Graduate White Coat Ceremony

The Graduate Coating Ceremony honors Ph.D. candidates who have passed their qualifying exams, transitioning from a Ph.D. student to a Ph.D. candidate. Each coat is embroidered with the student’s name and with a graduate student pin affixed, which represents the unity of each of the 16 Johns Hopkins University doctoral programs.

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GSA Survey Results

Are you interested in the GSA’s recent developments? Check out the most recent GSA survey results and read past years reports!

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The GSA Lounge

The GSA Lounge

We offer ample seating and tables for students to relax, study, and host events! Come lounge in our comfy couch or even take a nap!

Two Mac Desktop Computers

Provided to the lounge by OGBE, these computers are available free to use! Just make sure you log off when you finish!

Free Printing

We have a free printer, courtesy of OGBE, in the lounge that you can use to print out your assignments and study notes!

Large Whiteboard & Markers

The GSA lounge is equipped with a large whiteboard and markers for you to use to optimize your study time!

Kitchen Amenities

The kitchen contains appliances such as Fridge/Freezer, Keurig, Microwave and much more! Please make sure to clean up after yourself so many can enjoy this space.

GSA Supply Rentals

If you want to borrow some supplies for an event your hosting, the GSA is happy to help. We have supplies such as lawn games, tables, drink coolers and more! Contact our VP of Events for more information!

Contact Us!

Johns Hopkins Graduate Student Association

The GSA Lounge is located at
Wood Basic Science Building, Room G-3
Baltimore, MD, 21205

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E: juliane.liberto@jhmi.edu

JHSOM Graduate Student Association

1915 E Madison St, WBSB G-3
Baltimore, MD, 21205


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Created by: Juliane Liberto. Page last updated: 01/23