The objective of GSAS Minority Biomedical Scientists of Harvard (MBSH) is to meet the career development needs of biomedical scientists from groups traditionally underrepresented in academic departments at Harvard University and its affiliated institutions. The intent is to fashion a networking, mentoring, and mutually invigorating society to support the growth of successful scientific careers. Fundamental to the vision of the organization is the belief that the fabric of career planning, the art of advancement, and the intellectual and spiritual excitement of science benefit from the dialogue between undergraduate and graduate student scientists, medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. GSAS MBSH seeks to foster this interaction by creating a setting which attracts young biomedical scientists at all levels and maintains their commitment as active contributors to the society's functions. The organization promotes these objectives through interactions with senior faculty as well as non-academic scientists and administrators who can provide counsel and guidance with regard to various issues.