MHR Scholars Program

GCC Mental Health Research Scholars Program Steering Committee

Tuba Askoy


Marissa Burke

Student Chair, HMRI

Jessica Di Re

Postdoc Chair, UTMB

Sarah Reid


Leah Salinsky


Phillip Urbanczyk


Rajashree Venkatraman


The overall goal of this program is to support and enhance scholarly activities related to Mental Health Research at GCC institutions and enhance the diversity of the GCC MHR program. Its voluntary membership is composed of students and postdocs who are interested in MHR in the Houston/Galveston area. These students will help guide the MHR Program and bring a more diverse set of ideas to the table. Any student or postdoc at a GCC institution may join for free.

To enroll, please fill out this Application Form. If you have any questions, please email Autumn Marsden.

Membership Benefits:

  • Certificate of membership
  • Exclusive courses and networking opportunities
  • Suggest speakers for conferences and workshops
  • Eligibility for special scholar poster/talk prizes at the annual symposium
  • Special events/gatherings exclusively for Scholars (coffee break/pizza)
  • Suggest topics and speakers for professional career development activities
  • Early registration for events