Engage with peers as part of the Biomedical Student Association

The Biomedical Student Association (BSA) is an Augusta University-sanctioned organization providing leadership and support to graduate students in the Biomedical Sciences.

The BSA conducts activities to promote an atmosphere of fellowship and social support among the graduate students and organizes students' interactions with other institutions and organizations within Augusta University and the community at large. The majority of BSA events focus on strengthening social networks within the graduate student community as well as encouraging students to play an active role in campus and community-wide events.

BSA Bylaws



First-Year Potluck







Trivia Night

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Biomedical Student Association


Leadership Team

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Katie Anne Fopiano

  • President
photo of Mercy Kehinde-ige

Mercy Kehinde-ige

  • Vice President
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Casey Cryan

  • Secretary
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Dominique Monroe

  • Treasurer
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Ryan Schibalski

  • Social Chair
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Elisabeth Mellott

  • Humanitarian
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Dina Kira

  • GSGA Representative
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Stepan Budkin

  • SGA Representative

Service Projects

On a monthly basis, the BSA members work to organize a service project to make a difference in our communities, gain leadership experience, promote student-student interaction and expand networking opportunities. Through service, students feel more connected not only with the campus community, but also with the larger CSRA.

Students With Food Donations
Library Box With Books
2023 BSA Food Pantry

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The Graduate School at Augusta University facilitates ground-breaking research and ensures outstanding education. We create an environment that embraces and empowers the next generation of scholars and investigators, supports faculty and staff, and fosters meaningful relationships and collaborations among students across our programs and colleges.

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