APS awards 55 minority travel fellowships to EB 2004 (April 17-21) in Washington, DC


BETHESDA, Md. Since 1987, the American Physiological Society (APS) has awarded minority travel fellowships to its annual spring meeting, Experimental Biology.

This year 55 students from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico received these fellowships to facilitate their participation in EB 2004, which attracts more than 11,000 scientists annually from dozens of scientific disciplines. The purpose of this fellowship program is to increase the participation of pre- and postdoctoral minority students in the physiological sciences. All awardees receive funds for transportation, meals, lodging and complimentary meeting registration. EB 2004 will be held from April 17-21 in Washington, D.C.

In addition to attending the meeting, each fellow is paired with an APS member who will serve as a mentor throughout the conference. Mentors offer guidance on appropriate sessions to attend, introduce fellows to other scientists and provide career advice.

These fellowships are made possible through grants from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

2004 APS Minority Travel Fellows:

Elisa Babilonia, New York Medical College
Tracy D. Bell, Medical College of Georgia
Ahmad R. Blanton, Texas Southern University
Adrienne P. Bratcher, University of Louisville
Wendy Brisbon, Meharry Medical College
Jessica Bryant, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Raul Camacho, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Isabel Campos, Wright State University
Robert Carter III, US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
Sonya D. Coaxum, Loyola University Medical Center
Cassandra Delgado-Reyes, Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology
Lourdes A. Esparza, San Francisco State University
Martin Farias III, University of Washington School of Medicine
Paul Fidelis, Texas Southern University
Angelica L. Gonzalez, Baylor College of Medicine
Jorge L. Gonzalez-Perez, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Torrance Green, Tulane University Health Sciences Center
Milton H. Hamblin, Meharry Medical College
Shawn D. Hingtgen, University of Iowa
Keith E. Jackson, Tulane University Health Sciences Center
Keshia L. Jackson, Wright State University
LaRhonda Jackson, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Nikki L. Jernigan, University of New Mexico
Jesus Jimenez, Veterans Medical Research Foundation
Brigid Joseph, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Ollie Kelly, Emory University
Roberta Kiffin, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Kera P. Lawson, Meharry Medical College
Dexter L. Lee, Medical College of Georgia
Rafael A. Leos, University of Arizona
Lymari Lopez-Diaz, University of Michigan
Brandon R. Macias, University of California - San Diego
Rudy M. Ortiz, Tulane University Health Sciences Center
Carmen A. Padro-Alvarado, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Myla M. Patterson, Meharry Medical College
Octaria M. Peck, The Medical University of South Carolina
Karl Pendergrass, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Manu O. Platt, Georgia Institute of Technology/Emory University
Rhonda Prisby, Texas A&M University
Jose A. Quidgley, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Yolanda Rangel, Washington University
Levy A. Reyes, University of Arizona
William Richards, The Ohio State University
Chantal A. Rivera, Baylor College of Medicine
C. Nathaniel Roybal, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Hiromi M. Sanders, East Carolina University School of Medicine
LaTonia M. Stiner, Wright State University
Keshari Thakali, Michigan State University
Candice M. Thomas, University of Louisville
Samantha N. Torres, University of New Mexico
Johana Vallejo, University of Missouri - Columbia
Julia R. Wilkerson, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Elethia A. Woolfolk, Meharry Medical College
Joaquin Zalacain, University of Puerto Rico Medical School
Taonga T. Ziba, Baylor College of Medicine

The travel awards are open to graduate students, postdoctoral students and advanced undergraduate students for minority groups underrepresented in science (African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders). For more information, please contact Stacy Brooks at 301-634-7253 or [email protected], or visit http://www.the-aps.org/education/minority_prog/index.htm.

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