Biomedical Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

BGSA Student Groups

BGS Tennis Club
CPM Journal Club

This is not your ordinary journal club:  at each hour long meeting, two students each lead short discussions on papers related to a broad theme or topic.  We have a different topic each meeting - ranging from "Autophagy" to "Nobels" and "Retracted Papers".  This journal club is for students only, and all BGS students are welcome. There will be plenty of food, beer, soda, and multiple opportunities to say "this paper doesn't belong in Nature/Science/Cell."  If you're interested in attending, presenting, or suggesting a topic, contact Michael ( or Ayon (

Ernest E. Just Biomedical Society (E.E. Just)

The Ernest E. Just Biomedical Society at the University of Pennsylvania aims to serve the general academic, social and professional needs of the biomedical community, with an emphasis on the retention of underrepresented PhD students.

Penn Graduate Women in Science & Engineering (PGWISE)

Penn Graduate Women in Science & Engineering (PGWISE) was founded to foster an environment at Penn and nationally where women are given the opportunities to be successful in their chosen fields, facilitating the growth and innovation in our country as a whole.

Penn Science Diplomacy Group (PSDG)

Penn Science Diplomacy Group is a student organization at the University of Pennsylvania formed to address the absence of global policy training, international conflict resolution training, and international collaboration in science education.

Penn Science Policy Group (PSPG)

The mission of PSPG is to educate the Penn community on the relationship between science and society. We explore the ethical, legal, and regulatory issues that arise from scientific and technical progress and we advocate for science-informed policymaking, communication of science to the public, and the continued support of research.

Penn Social Gaming
Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

SACNAS is an inclusive and national organization dedicated to fostering the success of underrepresented trainees in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. As a Penn SACNAS Chapter our mission is to provide support, as well as academic and professional development opportunities, for students in the biomedical sciences.

Student Confronting Racism and White Privilege (SCRWP)

SCRWP exists to enhance the quality of life and provide a community for students wishing to promote racial diversity and advocate against racial injustice at the University of Pennsylvania. The group was founded by white students with the purpose of confronting their own white privilege. Today, SCRWP is a multiracial coalition of students examining race-related issues in ourselves, our schools, and our society. 


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