The Student Governance Organization (SGO) consists of School of Biomedical Informatics students in both the master's and doctoral programs. Any student enrolled in a degree program at School of Biomedical Informatics is eligible to become an elected representative of his or her program.
The purpose of the SGO is:
Ankita is a dual Master’s student at School of Biomedical Informatics and at the School of Public Health. Before coming to UTHealth, she was a Microbiology major and Bioinformatics Minor at Texas A&M University, and was a caregiver for the elderly. She is interested in using Public Health Informatics tools in Health Promotion interventions in the community. Her goal as an SGO member is to “celebrate the invaluable and diverse experiences of individuals of the School of Biomedical Informatics Community, and to encourage the community to convey their vision for our school”. You can reach Ankita at: Ankita.Podichetty@uth.tmc.edu, if you have any questions.
Victoria is a master's student at School of Biomedical Informatics with an MBBS degree from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She's interested in using informatics to improve health outcomes in the clinical domain. "As a student, I have benefited from this SGO platform, as I was able to network with some of the officers on the SGO website to get more insight on the school and how to prepare for life as a graduate student." Her goal as an SGO executive is to be a representative of the student constituency and ensure the students' needs are well represented. You can reach Victoria at: Victoria.Kolawole@uth.tmc.edu, if you have any questions.
Alexandra is a Ph.D. student at School of Biomedical Informatics with a background in Public Health. Her research interests are consumer health informatics and public health informatics. She has previously worked for the Texas Department of State Health Services, and she is an alumni of the School of Biomedical Informatics Master’s program. “As a student, I have always enjoyed the excellent social and networking events that SGO offers. It's a great way to develop camaraderie with your fellow classmates. Our goal is to encourage the SBMI community to interact outside of the classroom environment, and celebrate our very diverse backgrounds”. You can reach Alexandra at: Alexandra.Q.ZinggGuzman@uth.tmc.edu, if you have any questions.
Michelle is a Graduate Certificate student in the Biomedical Informatics track, with a special interest in clinical informatics. She hails from sunny Australia and worked as a dentist in Melbourne before deciding to expand her skillset at SBMI. She is a firm supporter of the importance of community and professional networks. As such, as an SGO member, she aims to help students get to know each other within and outside the SBMI community, and represent SBMI proudly wherever they go. You can reach Michelle at: Michelle.Mun@uth.tmc.edu, if you have any questions.
Hui Shuang Hsu is a master’s student at School of Biomedical Informatics. Before coming to UTHealth, she studied Biotechnology and Anatomy for her master’s degree in Taiwan. She also worked as a specialist at a biotechnology company. As a SGO member, she aims to help students get to know each other and discover their goals for the future. “As a student, I have enjoyed the time with everyone, and it is my honor to be the Event Chair.” You can reach Hui Shuang at: Hui.Shuang.Hsu@uth.tmc.edu, if you have any questions.