BIOMS United Student Organization

Each Spring semester, BIOMS graduate students elect 2 BIOMS United Coordinators to serve and represent them during the academic year. The responsibilities of the BIOMS United Coordinators include:

  • Plan social events for BIOMS faculty and students
  • Organize two professional development events each semester geared towards BIOMS graduate student needs
  • Act as liaison between faculty and graduate students by attending the Fall and Spring BIOMS Faculty meeting
  • Present a BIOMS Seminar in Fall semester titled “BIOMS FAQ”
  • Assist Academic Program Coordinator when requested
Khushboo Verma

Khushboo Verma

BIOMS United Coordinator, 2022

Khushboo is a fifth-year doctoral student in the Biomechanics and Movement Science program in the Pediatric Mobility Lab under the advisement of Dr. Samuel Lee. Khushboo is an international student from India with a Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy. Her research aims at establishing how people with cerebral palsy use somato-sensory information to maintain balance during postural transitions. Along with research, she has served as a Teaching Assistant for various DPT courses and is actively involved with student bodies as an Advisor for the Indian Graduate Student Association and a Chair for the iBuddy Mentorship Program for international students. She lives in Newark, DE, with her husband, Sajan (Astrophysicist, UD ’18). She is a supportive friend, student life enthusiast and your everyday struggling grad student researcher.

Grace Kellaher

Grace Kellaher

BIOMS United Coordinator, 2022

Grace is a second-year Biomechanics and Movement Science doctoral student in the Falls and Mobility Research Lab under the advisement of Dr. Jeremy Crenshaw. Before starting her PhD at UD, Grace received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology at the University of Florida. Her research interests include control of gait and balance and fall prevention in neurologic and mobility impaired populations. Grace has prior experience planning social and professional development events, as well as advocating for needs of students, from her previous leadership positions in student organizations.

Previous BIOMS United Coordinators

Shawn Hanlon, 2019-2022
Katie Hunzinger, 2019-2022
Hiral Master, 2016-2019
Kathleen Madara, 2015-2016


Previous BIOMS United Events

  • Strategies for Selecting the Best Journal For Your Publication with Dr. Rodrigo Scattone da Silva
    Date: March 18, 2022
  • Working in Industry with Drs. Greenspan, Dos Santos, Strat, and Matthews
    Date: October 7, 2020
  • Contract Negotiations with Dr. Jeka
    Date: October 2, 2019
  • Innovation, Health, and Design: Creating Wearables to Improve Quality of Life with Dr. Hall
    Date: March 13, 2019
  • How to Navigate Industry Post PhD with Drs. Rose, Pryor, and Rapp van Roden
    Date: Nov 7, 2018
  • Art & Science of Grant Writing with Dr. Snyder-Mackler
    Date: Oct 10, 2018
  • Ways to Translate Research from “Lab to Community” with Dr. Galloway
    Date: Feb 7th, 2017
  • How to Pursue a Career in Academia with Dr. Binder–MacLeod
    Date: Nov 3, 2016