Public Release:  MARC travel awards announced for: American Society of Human Genetics 2014 Annual Meeting

Announcing the travel award recipients for the American Society of Human Genetics from Oct. 18-22, 2014 in San Diego, Calif.

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 American Society of Human Genetics from October 18 - 22, 2014 in San Diego, California. These awards are meant to promote the entry of students, post doctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists at the American Society of Human Genetics. This year MARC conferred 16 awards totaling $29,600.

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)

  • Kinsley Belle, University of Miami
  • Calvin Carter, University of Iowa
  • Monique Courtenay, University of Miami
  • Kacie Deters, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Michael Gonzalez, University of Miami
  • Wenndy Hernandez, The University of Chicago
  • Crystal Humphries, University of Miami
  • Latifa Jackson, Drexel University
  • Janina Jeff, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Tennille Leak-Johnson, University of Michigan
  • Sahar Mozaffari, University of Chicago
  • Nicole Restrepo, Vanderbilt University
  • Melissa Spear, University of California, San Francisco
  • Krystal Tsosie, Vanderbilt University
  • Nora Urraca, University of Tennessee, Health Science Center

FACULTY/MENTOR & STUDENT/MENTEE (FASEB MARC PROGRAM)

  • Dr. Nadeem Fazal, Chicago State University
  • Devin Ross, Chicago State University

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