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MARC travel awards announced for the 2013 Biomedical Engineering Society annual meeting

Bethesda, MD FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the 2013 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) annual meeting in Seattle, WA from September 25-28, 2013. These awards are meant to promote the entry of students, postdoctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists at the BMES annual meeting.

Awards are given to poster/platform presenters and faculty mentors paired with the students/trainees they mentor. This year MARC conferred 19 awards totaling $35,150.

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.


  • Turi Alcoser, Cornell University [BMES member]
  • Miquella Chavez, University of California, San Francisco
  • Yazeli Cruz-Rivera, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
  • Cula Dautriche, College of Nanoscale and Engineering-SUNY Albany [BMES member]
  • Jose Roman, Johns Hopkins University [BMES member]
  • Catherine Whittington, Purdue University [BMES member]


  • Dr. Christopher Bassey, Azusa Pacific University
  • Samuel Cowell, Azusa Pacific University
  • Silas Goma, Azusa Pacific University
  • Dr. Ernst Cebert, Alabama A & M University
  • Fredreanna Hester, Alabama A & M University
  • Loutrina Staley, Alabama A & M University
  • Dr. Jerry Collins, Alabama A & M University [BMES & APS member]
  • Hines Croshon, Alabama A & M University
  • Shantrelle Willis, Alabama A & M University
  • Dr. Teresa Murray, Louisiana Tech University [BMES member]
  • Brittany Manuel, Louisiana Tech University [BMES member]
  • Dr. Jennifer Patterson, Alabama A & M University
  • Lillian Smith, Alabama A & M University


Contact: Gail Pinder
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

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