Biomedical Sciences Student Organization

Welcome! The Biomedical Sciences Student Organization (BSSO) at Eastern Virginia Medical School is open to any student currently participating in biomedical science research at EVMS. This typically includes students in the Biotechnology Master's Program, the Biomedical Sciences Research Master's Program, and the Biomedical Sciences PhD Program


Three happy kids in the Tang Lab at EVMS

Graduate Student Research Conference

This is our organization's biggest job. Each year the BSSO hosts its annual Graduate Student Research Conference (GSRC). This conference is free and open to the public and features research from our Masters and PhD students. It is also open to students outside of EVMS as an opportunity to present their own research in a professional, prestigious conference. Please join us! 


Executive Committee

  • Diana Bohannon, President

  • Austin Adkins ,Vice President

  • Nigeste Carter, Secretary

  • Caitlin Clark, Treasurer 

Faculty Advisor 

  • Anca Dobrian 

Community Outreach

The BSSO takes part in many community outreach events around EVMS including: NEST, Community Day, Haunted Hallway and more!


Fun Times

It's not all hard work around here. We know how to have fun too! Each month we have our "First Thursdays" outing where we go to a local restaurant and just enjoy each others company and take a break from the lab.

We also have our annual holiday party!

Class Materials & Program Forms

Lecture Videos. Visit the Accordent Video Portal (instructions). To change the play speed, use Internet Explorer (download the latest version).


Program Forms. Research Master's | PhD. The program forms PDFs includes all forms needed throughout your program, including seminar attendance forms, committee forms, etc. 


Off-Campus Journal Access via PubMed. EVMS has a sizeable subscription to academic journals which are useful for your research, papers, and exams. If you want to access them from off-campus, log in here with your EVMS credentials. 


EVMS Templates. You can download EVMS poster templates here. More poster templates, letterhead, and logos can be found here (requires MyPortal Login). 




Come meet us at the Health Sciences Open House!