MARC travel awards announced for the 2010 American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting

November 03, 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 American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC from November 2-6, 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 ASHG Annual Meeting.

Awards are given to poster/platform presenters and faculty mentors paired with the students/trainees they mentor. This year MARC conferred 7 awards totaling $12,950.

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 ASHG members have been selected to receive FASEB MARC Travel Awards for their poster/platform presentations:

Michael DeGiorgio, University of Michigan
Crystal Humphries, University of Miami
Dr. Kia Jackson, Virginia Commonwealth University
Janina Jeff, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Nora Urraca, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Marquitta White, Vanderbilt University

The following have been selected to receive FASEB MARC Meeting Registration Only Travel Awards:

Dr. Mohammad Daremipouran, Howard University
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FASEB is composed of 23 societies with more than 100,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. FASEB enhances the ability of scientists and engineers to improve--through their research--the health, well-being and productivity of all people. Our mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to its member societies and collaborative advocacy.

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

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