MARC Travel Awards announced for the ASBMR 2011 Annual meeting

by administrator on August 8, 2011

Bethesda, MD ? FASEB MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for The American Society for Bone & Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2011 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA from September 16-20, 2011. 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 ASBMR 2011 Annual Meeting.

Awards are given to poster/platform presenters and faculty mentors paired with the students/trainees they mentor. This year MARC conferred 3 awards totaling $4,950.

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

Joel Jules, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sara Mantila Roosa, Ph.D., Indiana University
Nicole C. Wright, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

FASEB is composed of 24 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.

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