GSO – Graduate Student Organization


President Seth Currlin
Vice President Casey Keuthan
Treasurer Dmitri Koutzoumous
Secretary Russel Mellen
Social Chair Collin Douglas
Community Service Co-Chairs Nora Awadallah & Kelly DeMars
Recruitment Chair Kaitlyn Calabro
Athletic Chair Breanna Burkes
Career Development Co-Chairs Kartika Venugopal & Ashley Zuniga
External Board Representative
Marisa Cielsa, Heather Drew, Mahmoud Mona
MD/PhD Representative Lindsey Palm
PhD Advocate Tori Makal
GSC Advocate Gavin Golas
MS Representative Ryanne Lehenaff
First Year Representatives Collin Douglas & Ruben Garcia-Vazquez
Medical Physics Representative Karl Mund

Mission Statement

  1. The COM-GSO provides a forum for graduate students at the College of Medicine to address issues involving faculty, curriculum, facilities, and policies both at the College of Medicine, as well as the University of Florida.

  2. The COM-GSO serves as an advisory board, sending representatives to the Medical College Council (MCC), the GP-BMS Advisory Board, the College of Medicine Student Advocacy Committee (SAC) and the Graduate Student Council (GSC).​

  3. The COM-GSO works to facilitate graduate student organizations and activities that involve education, recruiting, and philanthropic efforts.​

What is COM-GSO

This is a student lead organization of the University of Florida and is under the heading of the College of Medicine. Anyone is welcome to join this organization, but the main role is to focus on the further education and needs of non-professional graduate students in the College of Medicine. This includes, but is not limited to Master degree, PhD, and MD/PhD students of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (GP-BMS).