Five ReBUILDetroit Scholars Recognized at ABRCMS 2019

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By Jonathan Rhodes

Five ReBUILDetroit Scholars received awards for their research presentations at the 2019 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), held Nov. 13-16 in Anaheim, California. 

Scholars Amber Abram and Tyiesha Head from University of Detroit Mercy, and Sara Elhasan, Michaila Paulateer, and Sydni Alexis Elebra from Wayne State University won awards for their research in their respective areas, including Physiology and Pharmacology, Microbiology, Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Health. 

This was the 19th iteration of the conference and its purpose is to increase representation of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. During the four-day conference, students who attend have the opportunity to present their academic research, enhance professional development skills, explore graduate schools, and network with professionals within their respective fields. Nearly 3,000 students from over 350 colleges and universities participate in poster and oral presentations in 12 STEM disciplines. All student presentations are judged and those receiving the highest scores in each scientific discipline are given an award during the closing banquet.

From left to right: ReBUILDetroit Scholars, Amber Abram (University of Detroit Mercy), Sara Elhasan (Wayne State University),  Michaila Paulateer (Wayne State University) Tyiesha Head (University of Detroit Mercy) and Sydni Alexis Elebra (Wayne State University) each earned presentation awards in their respective areas. 

The ReBUILDetroit program provides an early start to structured research, science communication and professional development. Research faculty and program directors play an essential role in mentoring students and learning strategies for facilitating student success.

VIew the full list of awardees.

The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.
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