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MolBio Undergrads Win Awards at Research Conference

Helmae Wubneh and Michael Ryan Corces-Zimmerman, both undergraduate seniors, have been honored for the research they presented at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Austin, Texas held on November 7 - 10, 2007.

ABRCMS is an annual conference organized by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).  Now in its seventh year, ABRCMS is the largest, professional conference for biomedical and behavioral undergraduate, post baccalaureate and graduate students. Approximately 2,500 individuals attended this year’s conference including 1,525 students, 513 faculty and program directors and 426 exhibitors. The conference is designed to encourage under-represented minority students to pursue advanced training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences and provide faculty mentors and advisors with resources for facilitating students’ success.

During the four-day conference over 1,100 students participated in poster and oral presentations in ten scientific disciplines in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. All undergraduate student presentations were judged and those receiving the highest scores in each scientific discipline were given awards during the closing banquet. A total of 84 undergraduates representing 56 universities and colleges around the country received monetary awards of $250 for their outstanding presentation.

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