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6-May-2013

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Contact: Gail Pinder
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Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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MARC travel awards announced for the 2013 60th Annual ACSM Meeting & 4th World Congress

Bethesda, MD - FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the 2013 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 60th Annual Meeting & 4th World Congress on Exercise is MedicineTM in Indianapolis, IN from May 28 - June 1, 2013. These awards are meant to promote the entry of students, postdoctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists at the 2013 ACSM Annual Meeting.

Awards are given to poster/platform presenters and faculty mentors paired with the students/trainees they mentor. This year MARC conferred 42 awards totaling $74,000.

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)

Jennifer Blankenship, University of Massachusetts, Amherst [ACSM member]

Sarah Deemer, Colorado State University, [ACSM member]

Maryvi Gonzalez-Sola, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences [ACSM member]

Nathaniel Jenkins, University of Nebraska,-Lincoln [ACSM member]

Joe-Angel Lopez, University of Texas, Brownsville [ACSM member]

Luis Lopez Roman, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras [ACSM member]

Vanessa Martinez, University of Idaho

Nicholas Murray, University of Texas at El Paso [ACSM member]

Guillermo Perez, University of Texas, Brownsville [ACSM member]

Elsie Rodriguez, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Olvin Rosado, University of Puerto Rico [ACSM member]

Carolina Sarmento, University of Florida

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

Dr. Osvaldo Hernandez Soto, Inter American University of Puerto Rico
Lymarie Malave Cancel, Inter American University of Puerto Rico
Alberto Roman Ramos, Inter American University of Puerto Rico

Dr. Lyndsey Hornbuckle, Kennesaw State University [ACSM member]
Toochi Enworom, Kennesaw State University
Lauren Reid, Kennesaw State University

Dr. George King, University of Texas at El Paso [ACSM member]
Carl Logan Petry, University of Texas at El Paso [ACSM member]
Heather Wincapaw, University of Texas at El Paso [ACSM member]

Dr. Lucia del R. Martinez, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan [ACSM member]
Celina Corteguera-Jimenez, University of Puerto Rico San Juan [ACSM member]
Wilfredo Feliciano, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan [ACSM member]

Dr. Michael McKenzie, Winston-Salem State University [APS member]
Taryn Keys, Winston Salem-State University
Niaya McCleane, Winston Salem-State University

Dr. Alexis Ortiz, Texas Woman's University [ACSM member]
Jaime Aparicio, Texas Woman's University
Wayne Brewer, Texas Woman's University

Dr. Farah Ramirez-Marrero, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras [APS member]
Annette Jimenez-Collet, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras [ACSM member]
Rosimayri Hernandez-Melendez, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras [ACSM S member]

Dr. Rebecca Reed-Jones, University of Texas at El Paso [ACSM member]
Jeremy Peralez, University of Texas at El Paso
Fabricio Saucedo, Jr., University of Texas at El Paso [ACSM member]

Dr. Mark Roltsch, St. Mary's University San Antonio [ACSM member]
Josabel-Marie Archangel, St. Mary's University San Antonio
Gina Gallardo, St. Mary's University San Antonio

Dr. David Wittenburg, University of Texas at El Paso [ACSM member]
Laura Hoover, University of Texas at El Paso [ACSM member]
Brianna Lopez, University of Texas at El Paso [ACSM member]

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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. Our mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.



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