Cancer Biology Research by Students Shines at National Biomedical and Behavioral Research Conference

Washington, DC (November 28, 2012). The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) congratulates 19 students who received awards for cancer biology research presented at the 2012 conference, held November 7-10 in San Jose, California. ABRCMS, the largest professional conference of its kind in the nation, is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, including STEM disciplines; it also provides faculty with resources for facilitating student success.

More than 3,400 people attended ABRCMS in 2012, including approximately 2,100 students, 550 faculty and program directors, and 540 recruiters for graduate and summer research programs.  Among the 277 students awarded for outstanding research in the cancer biology discipline — sponsored by the Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center — for a poster was:  Diane Fru, Junior, Iowa State University.

(Full press release)




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