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MARC Travel Awards announced for the 2010 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting
Date:9/20/2010

Bethesda, MD The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the 2010 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas from October 6-9, 2010. These awards are meant to promote the entry of underrepresented minority students, postdoctorates and scientists into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists at the 2010 BMES 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.

The following poster/platform presenters have been selected to receive FASEB MARC Travel Awards:

Leethaniel Brumfield, III, North Carolina State University
Princess Imoukhuede, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Martha Sosa, University of California Riverside [BMES member]
Thurman Young, North Carolina State University

The following faculty/mentors and students/trainees have been selected to receive FASEB MARC Travel Awards:

Dr. Chenzhong Li, Florida International University [BMES member]
Evangelia Hondrous, Florida International University
Gaine Cesar, Florida International Univesity [BMES member]

Denny Carvajal, Florida International University
Ana I. Pena, Florida International University [BMES member]


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Contact: Fran Yates
fyates@FASEB.org
301-634-7109
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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