The Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America (SCBA) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1984. The Washington D.C.-Baltimore Chapter of SCBA was formed in 1988, and provides a platform for all ethnic Chinese bioscientists, or anyone who are interested in biological sciences, in the greater Washington D.C. area to communicate and collaborate on science and more. Its goals are:
To promote research in biosciences.
To advance biological and medical knowledge.
To improve occupational opportunities of its members.
To facilitate professional networking among members.
To establish a spirit of fraternity and international cooperation.
Our members are from:
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Johns Hopkins University
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)
Local industrial and biotechnology companies
George Mason University
George Washington University
Children’s National Medical Center
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
The chapter organizes several academic and social activities annually: