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Inactive Organizations

These are previous SBC recognized student organizations. If any student has interest in re-establishing an inactive group, please feel free to reach out to past student leaders and faculty. To re-instate the student group, follow the directions and policies for creating a SBC Student Organization and submit an application in the spring semester.



Membership: School of Medicine
Previous Student Leaders: Simon Ostrowski and Estelle Hirsch
Faculty: Marjorie A Clay PhD

Description: The goal of this course is to provide students with a basic framework for understanding ethics as a practical endeavor central to the practice of medicine.  Upon completion, students should be able to: (1) identify the underlying principles related to medical ethics and (2) understand how common philosophical arguments are made to support these principles

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Interest Group (CBBIG)

Membership: School of Medicine
Previous Student Leader: Taylor Young
Faculty: Zhiping Weng

Description: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics are complementary disciplines focused on elucidating the underlying biology of healthy and diseased states through the analysis of massive amounts of genomic data.

Health Economics Interest Group

Membership: School of Medicine
Previous Student Leader: Raghu Appasani
Faculty: Dr. Jeff Smith 

Description:We intend for this group to serve as a platform for medical students to enhance their knowledge of business literacy and to develop leadership skills within medicine by exploring the relationship between modern policy, business, and medicine.

Rowing Club

Membership: School of Medicine
Previous Student Leaders: Minh Phan and Theodore Mooncai
Faculty: Evan Bailey

Description: The UMass Med Rowing club aims to bring the student body together through team based exercise. The club is designed to accommodate new and experienced rowers. Our mission is to promote fun, well-being, and inter-class bonding. Individuals will be taught rowing techniques to become efficient rowers.

Supporting Education to End Disparities (SEED)

Membership: School of Medicine
Previous Student Leaders: Max Hazeltineand Daniel Warden
Faculty: Diane Blake

Description: To increase the number of underrepresented and disadvantaged students entering into the biomedical and healthcare professions.

Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP)

Membership: School of Medicine
Previous Student Leaders: Miriam Madsenand Ismael Rivera
Faculty: Michael Ennis

Description: SNaHP advocates for universal, comprehensive single-payer insurance, in keeping with the belief that access to high-quality health care is a right of all people and should be provided equitably without the barriers to care that our current system creates. SNaHP is a branch of Physicians for a National Healthcare Program (PNHP), a national organization with 18,000 physician members that shares our goals. Our objectives are to foster discussion about the healthcare system, and encourage critical conversation on the ways in which it can change.

Woo Cycle

Membership: School of Medicine
Previous Student Leader: Laurel Banach
Faculty: Suzanne Wood

Description: WooCycle is a student group focused on reducing the impact UMMS has on the environment.  Through initiatives like recycling awareness, reducing the use of disposable plates and utensils and working with the school’s administration to reduce waste, we hope to make UMass a more sustainable institution.