Summer Research Internship for Minority Students granted FASEB MARC funding

Diana Maue, SRIMS Coordinator, and Graduate Recruitment and Communication Coordinator for the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, is pleased to announce that she has received funding for three students for this year’s Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS). This award was bestowed by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) through its Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program. According to its website, the FASEB MARC Program has for over twenty years “promoted diversity in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, as well as the training and advancement of underrepresented minority students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and scientists.”

The SRIMS Program gives minority undergraduate researchers the opportunity to participate in nine weeks of graduate-level biomedical science research. Participants receive formal research training in addition to participating in workshops, seminars, mentoring, and presenting their research at a symposium. This summer will mark the third time that this annual summer internship will take place. Accepted students receive a $3,000 stipend, free room and board, and travel assistance, and the FASEB MARC funds will assist with funding of three (of four) participants in the SRIMS Program this summer. Over $4,000 in funding will be applied to each student. To qualify to receive the funds, each student will be required to attend all trainings, successfully participate in the West Virginia Summer Research Symposium, keep a journal of all research activities, and to submit a final summary report to be submitted at the end of the program. The students who will be receiving this funding include:

  • Rebecca L. Furby of Shepherd University
  • Kelsey G. Cowen of Cedarville University
  • Amber Mills of Murray State University

According to Diana Maue, “The SRIMS program not only provides opportunities for the interns, but the interns often enrich Marshall’s current research through an added diversity of ideas, perspectives, and cultures. This greatly-appreciated funding helps us continue the program.” To learn more about the SRIMS Program at Marshall University School of Medicine’s Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, please peruse our SRIMS web page: http://bms.marshall.edu/srims/default.aspx