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6-Mar-2014

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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 2014 Immunohistochemistry and Microscopy Short Course

Bethesda, MD FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the Immunohistochemistry and Microscopy Short Course (IHCM) in Woods Hole, MA from March 15-20, 2014. 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 Histochemical Society's 2014 IHCM Short Course. This year MARC conferred 4 awards totaling $7,400.

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 groups engaged in biomedical and behavioral research.

The following participants have been selected to receive a FASEB MARC Travel Award:

POSTER/ORAL PRESENTER (FASEB MARC PROGRAM)

Mayra Sanchez-Garcia, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras [HCS member]

Mario Oyola, Baylor College of Medicine, [ENDO member]

Jennifer Colon Mercado, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine [APS & HCS member]

Sasha Vega Alvarez, Purdue University [ENDO member]

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FASEB is composed of 26 societies with more than 115,000 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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