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MARC Travel Awards Announced for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 61st Annual Meeting


Bethesda, MD – FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the American College of Sports Medicine 61st Annual Meeting, 5th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Role of Inflammation in Exercise, Health and Disease in Orlando, FL from May 27-31, 2014. These awards are meant to promote the entry of students, post doctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists at the 61st ACSM Annual Meeting.

This year the MARC Program conferred 72 awards totaling $133,200.

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 groups engaged in biomedical and behavioral research.

The following participants have been selected to receive a FASEB MARC Travel Award:

POSTER/ORAL PRESENTER (FASEB MARC PROGRAM)

Ricardo Berrocal, Universidad Inter-Americana
Jennifer Blankenship, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Jeremiah Cedric Campbell, Florida State University
Cameron Carter, University of Michigan
Adrian Chavez, Arizona State University
Austria Cho, California State University, Fullerton
Anthony Ciccone, California State University, Fullerton
Daniel Conde, The University of Texas at El Paso
Sarah Deemer, Texas Woman’s University
Wilfredo Feliciano Hernandez, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Gina Gallardo, St. Mary’s University
Jorge Granados, West Texas A&M University
Nathaniel Jenkins, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Oliver Jenkins, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Annette Jimenez, University of Puerto Rico
Joe-Angel Lopez, University of Texas, Brownsville
Lorena Martin, University of California, San Diego
Vanessa Martinez, University of Idaho
Mario Munoz, Boston University
Nicholas Murray, The University of Texas at El Paso
Iowayna Pena, California State University, Fullerton
Lauren Reid, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Maria Santiago-Rodriguez, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Lilliana Romero Maysonet, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Mayaguez
Luis Torres-Esteves, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico
Kevin Valenzuela, California State University, Fullerton
Jenelle Walker, Arizona State University

FACULTY/MENTOR & STUDENTS/MENTEES (FASEB MARC PROGRAM)

Dr. Vic Ben-Ezra, Texas Woman’s University
   Todd Castleberry, Texas Woman’s University
   Dan Newmire, Texas Woman’s University

Dr. Kyle Biggerstaff, Texas Woman’s University
   Jill Best Sampson, Texas Woman’s University
   Michael McGehee, Texas Woman’s University

Dr. Vernon Bond, Howard University
   Donte Pennington, Howard University
   Brittney Williams, Howard University

Dr. Wayne Brewer, Texas Woman’s University
   Vanessa Martinez, Texas Woman’s University

Dr. Sandor Dorgo, University of Texas at El Paso
   Kristin Hernandez, University of Texas at El Paso
   Matthew Wojciechowski, University of Texas at El Paso

Dr. B. Sue Graves, Florida Atlantic University
   Rocky Blanco, Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Tamerah Hunt, The Ohio State University
   Xavier Thompson, The Ohio State University

Dr. George King, University of Texas at El Paso
   Ashley Konrardy, University of Texas at El Paso
   Natalie Jordan, University of Texas at El Paso

Dr. Lucia del R. Martinez, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
   Roberto Velez, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
   Olvin Rosado, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Dr. Osvaldo Hernandez Soto, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico
   Adolfo Ramirez Aponte, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico
   Lilliam Troche Ruiz, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico

Dr. Michael McKenzie, Winston-Salem State University
   Askia Brown, Winston-Salem State University
   William Barber, Winston-Salem State University

Dr. Alexis Ortiz, Texas Woman’s University
   Jaime Aparicio, Texas Woman’s University
   Martin Rosario-Canales, Universityof Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus

Dr. Amanda Price, Winston-Salem State University
   Ashley Johnson, Winston-Salem State University
   Kayla Brass, Winston-Salem State University

Dr. Farah Ramirez-Marrero, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
   Alexis Gonzalez, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
   Marcos Amalbert-Birriel, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Dr. Anita Rivera Brown, University of Puerto Rico
   Luis Lopez, University of Puerto Rico
   Enrique Perez, University of Puerto Rico

Dr. Mark Roltsch, St. Mary’s University
   Carlos Salgado, St. Mary’s University
   Angel Diaz, St. Mary’s University



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