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MARC travel awards announced for: 2014 SACNAS National Conference

Announcing the travel award recipients for the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

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 Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science from October 16 - 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, 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 Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science meeting. This year MARC conferred 10 awards totaling $18,500.

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)

Daniel Taitano, University of Guam
Angie Torres Adorno, The University of Texas, Houston
Yalemi Morales, Utah State University
Ginger Naburn, University of Guam
Mayra Pastore, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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

Dr. Juan Ramirez, University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo
Jean Sierra, University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo
Geiovany Loubriel, University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo
Dr. Maria Victoria Tejada-Simon, University of Houston

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