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Contact: Fran Yates
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Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

MARC travel awards announced for the 2012 Society for the Study of Reproduction 45th Annual Meeting

Bethesda, MD FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for The Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) Annual Meeting in State College, PA from August 12-15, 2012. These awards are meant to promote the entry of underrepresented minority students, postdoctorates and scientists into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists at the 2012 SSR Annual Meeting.

Awards are given to poster/platform presenters and faculty mentors paired with the students/trainees they mentor. This year MARC conferred 8 awards totaling $14,800.

The FASEB MARC Program is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. A primary goal of the MARC Program is to increase the number and competitiveness of underrepresented minorities engaged in biomedical and behavioral research.

POSTER/ORAL PRESENTERS (FASEB MARC PROGRAM)

Sequoia Bruinton, Tuskegee University
Dr. Ana Luiza Drumond-Bock, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center [SSR member]
Kimberley Katleba, University of California, Davis
Fernando F. Migone, Cornell University
India Napier, Auburn University [SSR member]
Veronica M. Negron-Perez, University of Missouri [SSR member]

FACULTY/MENTOR & STUDENTS/MENTEES (FASEB MARC PROGRAM)

Dr. Almudena Veiga-Lopez, University of Michigan [SSR member]
Alexandria Williams, University of Michigan

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FASEB is composed of 26 societies with more than 100,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Celebrating 100 Years of Advancing the Life Sciences in 2012, FASEB is rededicating its efforts to advance health and well-being by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.



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