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 St
Contact: Stacy Brooks
American Physiological Society