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Contact: Gail Pinder
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Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

MARC Travel Awards announced for the SDB 2013 72nd Annual Meeting

Bethesda, MD FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for The Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) 72nd Annual Meeting in Cancun, Mexico from June 16-20, 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 SDB 2013 Annual Meeting.

Awards are given to poster/platform presenters and faculty mentors paired with the students/trainees they mentor. This year MARC conferred 9 awards totaling $16,650.

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)

Philip Abitua, University of California, Berkeley [SDB member]
Stephanie Agbu, Weill Cornell Medical College [SDB member]
Jeremy Fagan, Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine [SDB member]
William Munoz, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center [SDB member]
Valerie Olmo, University of Maryland, Baltimore County [SDB member]
Janel Rodriguez, Florida State University [SDB member]
Gloria Slattum, University of Utah [SDB member]
Julian Sosnik, University of California, Irvine [SDB member]
Niteace Whittington, Georgetown University [SDB 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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