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Social Organizations

Asian Student Association in Health Professions (ASAHP)

The Asian Student Association aims to provide an environment for cultural enrichment for students of Asian heritage and our allies. Our goal is to promote cultural awareness and emphasize the importance of representation of Asian students in health professions.

Denielle Briones
Jason Lee

Black Students of Health Professions

Founded in 2021, the Black Students of Health Professions was established to foster an environment designed to enrich and promote the excellence of Black and African American students in the School of Health Professions. Our goal is to increase the prevalence of Black and African American students within the classroom, as well as in the work force.

Travis Cook
Jakiron Sheffield-Jones

Dallas Grub Club

Founded in fall 2022, the Dallas Grub Club invites all members of the UT Southwestern community to join together for a meal. Started by a couple of out-of-state foodies, this group is all about exploring the diverse culinary scene around DFW. Our monthly dinners are for voracious eaters looking to have fun and make connections with other UT Southwestern students.

Eliza Neal
Joshua Choe

FOCUS – Clinical Psychology Student Organization

The Faculty-Student Organization of Clinical Psychology at UT Southwestern, commonly referred to as FOCUS, was created to promote faculty-student collaboration and camaraderie through a variety of programming. FOCUS hosts several social events throughout the year, such as a Welcome Happy Hour for new and returning students, a Fall Social for faculty and students, and Interview Day social activities. FOCUS also organizes community service projects and alumni events to promote community engagement and professional development, and coordinates annual awards for teaching, clinical work, and research.

Vanessa Le
Matthew Hutnyan

Heartstrings Orchestra

The Heartstrings was formed to provide a musical outlet for instrumentalists. Although this is a contemporary, pop music-oriented string orchestra, classical repertoire is explored as well. We perform for school-wide events such as multicultural weekend and have exciting collaborations with the Lymph Notes and other organizations.

Conan Juan
Jenny Kim

Itty Bitty Kitty Committee

Founded in spring 2024, the mission of the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee is to unite all cat owners and cat lovers across the campus. We will host social events and cat meet-and-greets. Join us today!

Julia Shi
Muskann Chaturvedi

Latinx in Health Professions

Founded in fall 2021, Latinxs in Health Professions will provide an environment to unite diverse students with Latinx/Hispanic backgrounds and allies within the School of Health Professions. We aim to emphasize the importance of representation in health care fields and advocate for the Latinx/Hispanic student body.

Janet Saenz
Lisbeth Giron

Lymph Notes

Founded in 2010, we are the Lymph Notes, the premier a cappella group at UTSW! We are composed of members of the UTSW community from all campuses, including medical students, graduate students, health professions students, postdocs, and more. Our fun, friendly atmosphere offers a respite from the pressures of higher education while fostering a greater arts presence on campus. We are proud to perform at a variety of campus events, including Medical School interviews, the Multicultural Show, and department holiday parties. We also contribute to the greater Dallas community by performing at local hospitals. Come sing with the Lymph Notes and feed your musical passion!

Caroline Kernell
Matthew Carey

M-Cats Jazz Group

To provide a venue for the musical expression of ideas and feelings in an organized and nonjudgmental environment. The M-Cats jazz group is open to all students, faculty, and staff. All skill levels are welcome. The M-Cats Jazz Group is comprised of students, researchers, and staff. Although we play old school jazz, we also play some fusion and Latin jazz. Members maintain busy schedules but come together to rehearse for upcoming gigs. The defining characteristic of the M-Cat’s music is the joy of performing together in the perpetual push to grow creatively. Our sound is constantly changing as band members come and go while they progress through their education and careers at UTSW.

Banahene Glover
Jenny Maique

Non-Traditional Student Organization

The Non-traditional Student Organization aims to support non-traditional students as they transition to medical school and provide a community where they can share their diverse backgrounds and serve as a resource to navigate the challenges of medical school while balancing outside obligations.

Abeer Abdelrahim
Cally Eziama

Project Momentum (PM)

We aim to increase access to a healthy life for justice-involved youth in greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex through health education sessions and one-on-one peer mentoring, as well as fostering a greater sense of community and support among adolescents who share experiences of being involved with the justice system.

Maishara Muquith
Harin Lee


UTSW SHPride is an organization that was created to foster fellowship between members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community within the School of Health Professions. Members commit themselves to maintain a safe space for all individuals within the organization. With a very diverse student population within the School of Health Professions, this organization aims to represent and reaffirm students within the LGBTQ+ community.

Taylor Harris
Luis Loya

Southwestern Life Support

Southwestern Life is a support organization for the spouses, significant others, and families of UT Southwestern students and is sponsored by the Faculty Women’s Auxiliary. The club sponsors several social activities throughout the year. Our main objective is to provide the social support and camaraderie that can be so beneficial during these years of training.

Flavia Soaresfernandes
Nadie Neeley


We are a social organization for parents who are in training for a career in medicine. This includes medical students, residents, and fellows who have or are planning to have children. We plan to foster an inclusive community where new parents can give and receive advice on how to navigate medical training while balancing life with children, share/pool resources and participate in service activities together.

Casey Timmerman
Luming Chen