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Twenty-eight Morgan State University ASCEND Scholars attended the 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), held November 9 – 12 in Tampa, Florida. Over 1,300 students participated in poster and oral presentations. ASCEND Scholars Oluwafunmilayo Ayeni, Kelly Boham, Jada Boyd, Markea Carter, Shirley Green, and Aliyah Tolliver presented their research during the poster sessions, and Deshawn Collington was invited to present her research as an oral presentation. Deshawn won an award in the Oral Presentation category.
Scholars participated in professional development workshops, inspirational plenary presentations, networking opportunities, and scientific seminars. The conference also introduced Scholars to a number of graduate schools and internship opportunities. In addition, ASCEND Scholars met students from BUILD at Xavier University and the BUILD Detroit sites during a networking session.
ABRCMS is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD) under award number T36GM073777 and managed by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).
Photo caption: Morgan State ASCEND Scholars @ ABRCMS 2016 in Tampla, FL
The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.