Please watch Kafui Dzirasa, 2006 Graduate and 2008 Postdoctoral Fellow-- 1 of 4 presenters at the 2012 Celebration of Science at the Panel discussion:
WHITPAIN — It’s going to take diversity to whip the health care challenges of today and tomorrow.
That’s according to Dr. Peter S. Kim, president of Merck Research Laboratories, and the man in charge of Merck & Co.’s drug and vaccine development.
UNCF/Merck Grants Awarded To Address Minority STEM Underrepresentation
by Dylan Yep, July 17, 2012
The UNCF/MERCK Science Initiative (UMSI) announced on Monday that it is awarding 37 scholarships and fellowships to African-American students in biological science and engineering disciplines.
"Much has been written about the need for scientists to speak more plainly and compellingly about their research. Yet complaints about their poor communication skills continue unabated in the popular and academic press and in agencies that finance their work."
Read the article here at the The Chronicle of Higher Education
The 10th Annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital National Graduate Student Symposium will be held from March 28 – April 1, 2011 on the St. Jude campus in Memphis, TN. This is an all-expenses paid symposium to which 40 of the top PhD graduate students from around the country are invited to participate. To be eligible, students must be US citizens or permanent residents and their estimated graduation date should be after April 2011 but before June 2012. Preference will be given to those students whose work is relevant to the research ongoing at St. Jude.
AACR awards 50 minority scholar in cancer research awards
ORLANDO, Fla. — The American Association for Cancer Research is awarding 50 Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held April 2-6.
Will you be attending the ASCB meeting in San Diego, December 5-9, 200? If so, please get in contact with the Director's office to be counted in for dinner in San Diego during the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.
Dr. Nia Madison (P09) presented the 2009 Distinguished Professional Mentor Award to her academic mentor, Dr. Maria Fatima Lima, at the 2009 SACNAS conference in Dallas, Texas. The award was presented during the Distinguished Awards dinner on Thursday evening, October 15, 2009. Dr. Madison also acknowledged the fact that she is a 2009 UNCF/Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellow. Her academic mentor, Dr.
The 2009 annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience will be held in Chicago, IL, October 16-21, 2009. The Director of theUNCF/Merck Science Initiative will be in attendance. Please make contact so dinner can be arranged with the Fellows.
For information about the meeting, please visit the SfN website at www.sfn.org/am2009.