Public Release:  MARC travel awards announced for FASEB grant writing & practical exercises workshop

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the FASEB Grant Writing Seminar & Practical Exercises Workshop which will be held on the FASEB campus located in Bethesda, Maryland from August 25-26, 2014. These awards are meant to help support the participation of postdoctorates and research scientists from underrepresented groups in the the FASEB Grant Writing Seminar & Practical Exercises Workshop. This year MARC conferred 11 awards totaling $20,350.

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 students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty scientists from underrepresented groups engaged in biomedical and behavioral research.

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

Courtney Baker, Tulane University
Demian Cazalla, University of Utah
Gladys S. Chompre, Pontific Catholic University of Puerto Rico
Melvin Daniels, Chicago State University
Tamala David, University of Rochester/College at Brockport, SUNY
Gianna Hammer, Duke University
Kejin Hu, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Uri Mbonye, Case Western Reserve University
Julius O. Nyalwidhe, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Jorge Reyes del Valle, Arizona State University
Annelyn Torres-Reveron, Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences


FASEB is composed of 27 societies with more than 120,000 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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