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Community Building Groups

Join or attend events with other scientists as part of our community building groups, which combine professional development with networking, socializing, and community. Many of our trainees also choose to participate in our Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD Program)!

IMSD Website

Learn more about each of our student-led groups, including Women in Science (WinS), Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), STEM Pride, Global Perspective in Biosciences (GPB), and the Society for Black Biomedical Scientists (SBBS). Our community building groups co-host events with our career cohorts and in our professional development series; cohost alumni Career Networking Lunches to explore a variety of career pathways; and host networking events and socials. Our community building groups often join together to host panels to represent a variety of personal and professional experiences and backgrounds. Persons of all backgrounds are welcome and all events, we hope you will join us.


Find community and grow together. All are welcome!

Women in Science (WinS; WinS website; WinS.UNC_facebook): WinS plans and delivers career-focused events relevant to female scientists interested in many different career paths. Their mission is to continue to encourage the success of women by empowering leaders, facilitating professional development, and promoting gender equality in science.

UNC Chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (UNC SACNAS_Facebook): Join fellow trainees committed to advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in science at meetings of the UNC SACNAS chapter! SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

STEM Pride of the Triangle (Follow @STEM_Pride_Facebook; STEM Pride Website): The mission of STEM Pride Triangle is to create a visible and interconnected community of LGBTQ+ and allied STEM students and professionals committed to pursuing their careers with pride.

Global Perspective in Biosciences: Creating a community of support for our international trainees, person-by-person, day-by-day.

Society for Black Biomedical Scientists (Follow @SBBS_UNC): A graduate student lead organization at UNC Chapel Hill dedicated to supporting the needs, aspirations, and success of Black biomedical scientists.