Navigation Links
Liberty University Student Wins Research Grant from Virginia Academy of Science
Date:11/1/2013

Lynchburg, Va. (PRWEB) November 02, 2013

Liberty University junior Michael Carson won a $500 research grant from the Virginia Academy of Science (VAS) for his presentation on epigenetics of Alzheimer’s disease at the VAS Undergraduate Fall Meeting on Oct. 26. This is the third year in a row Liberty has taken home one of the five undergraduate research awards.

“Michael has a very exciting project on a very significant disease. I am glad to see his hard work pay off with this recognition,” said Dr. David DeWitt, chair of Liberty’s Department of Biology & Chemistry. “Liberty biology and chemistry students have repeatedly demonstrated a high quality of performance as indicated by awards like this one. We had several students compete at VAS and they were all outstanding. Any of them could have won.”

In addition to the grant, Carson received an invitation to present at the VAS Annual Spring Meeting, which includes graduate and doctorate presentations as well. Even with the higher level of competition, Liberty students have received first-place recognition in each of the past two meetings.

Liberty competed for the grants against students from prestigious institutions across the commonwealth, including Virginia Tech, George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Old Dominion University.

At the meeting, Carson shared his presentation poster and fielded questions about his research.

“A lot of time went into preparing the poster, as far as formatting, content, and laying it out in a way that makes sense to your audience,” said Carson, a Biomedical Sciences (Pre-Med) major. “Alzheimer’s research is an extremely beneficial topic to research. It gets attention because a lot of people are affected by it. It opens up doors to be able to talk with people. (At the meeting) a lot of people who weren’t judges came up to me asking about Alzheimer’s disease.”

He said the meeting was a valuable networking opportunity and the experience should help him as he applies to medical school. Having done clinical work in the past, Carson said coupling that with a research background is invaluable experience.

Carson’s research instructor is Dr. Gary Isaacs, assistant professor of biology. Isaacs recently received a $40,000 grant from the Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Research Award Fund, bringing his total to $90,000 since coming to Liberty in 2009.

“I have been impressed by the professors and their willingness to engage and not just treat you as a number, but to see you as a person and help you toward your future goals,” Carson said.

About Liberty University
Liberty University, founded in 1971, is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world. More than 100,000 students attend classes on its 7,000-acre residential campus and study in its thriving online education program.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11296555.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Healthy Dining Options Earn Liberty University No. 3 Ranking
2. Liberty University Morris Campus Garden Dedication Honors Loyal Supporters
3. Dr. Roberto Moreno of Gentle Family Dentists in West Liberty, IA Introduces Invisalign for Fast, Attractive Orthodontia
4. Liberty University Biology Professor Receives Prestigious Grant for Alzheimer's Research
5. Liberty University Student Scores Among Highest in Nation on Medical School Entrance Exam
6. Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine Receives Provisional Accreditation
7. Dr. Carol Moreno, DDS of Gentle Family Dentists Introduces Mini Dental Implants at West Liberty, IA Dental Practice
8. Liberty University Continues to Champion Local Health Initiatives
9. Mother-Daughter Team from RE/MAX Plans 3rd Annual Michelle Radke Benefit on May 19 in Libertyville to Aid Lurie Children’s Hospital
10. Mangos Selected by Liberty Sport as Advertising Agency Partner
11. Newtown Square Liberty to Donate 10 Percent of July Repairs to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... Buzzies parent company, The TouchPoint Solution’s ... the Runway Foundation and UBS’ Project Entrepreneur. Mayo will present her pitch about the ... , Project Entrepreneur’s second annual venture competition ignites bold ideas by providing women access ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , ... March 27, 2017 , ... The Case Management ... of Directors on June 30, 2017. CMSA’s membership has elected their upcoming President-Elect, ... our current Military Advisory position, a new VA Advisory position has also been added ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... Birmingham, Clarkston, and Lake Orion, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... ... ... can affect weight loss results. The comprehensive weight management program at Women’s ... begins with an initial evaluation and physical exam. The specialists at ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... Kwalu, a leading provider of ... row; they are the recipient of the prestigious “Best Overall Design Strategy in ... at Design Connections 2017. Top A&D professionals from leading firms, furniture manufacturers and ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... According to the American Cancer Society , ... more than 95%. Once the cancer spreads to other organs, bones, or lymph nodes, ... how to avoid this latter group, tune in to Lifestyle Magazine on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017 BioLineRx ... and immunology, announced today that AGI-134, an immunotherapy for the ... of Agalimmune Ltd., will be featured at the upcoming ... Washington, DC to be held on ... ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... March 27, 2017  BERG, a biopharmaceutical ... biological research approach, today announced that the ... discovery of new data using a cold-induced ... fat metabolism. Joslin Diabetes Center led the ... platform for analysis of samples.  The findings ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... and BOSTON , ... a leading global pharmaceutical company and Paratek Pharmaceuticals, ... the development and commercialization of innovative therapies based ... 3 trials of sarecycline for the treatment of ... primary efficacy endpoints. Sarecycline is a once-daily, oral, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: