E-MARC U*STAR Program Names New Trainees

Linita Shannon
June 03, 2015

e-marc-ustar-program-nam Dr. Ephraim Gwebu has announced that the ECSU Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Students Training in Academic Research (E-MARC U*STAR) Program has eight new trainees. E-MARC U*STAR, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health, is a program designed to increase acceptance rates of its participants and non-participants into research intensive institutions by increasing students' competitiveness through rigorous academic pursuits and summer research internships as preparation for research careers. This summer five of the eight E-MARC Trainees are at Loma Linda (CA), University of Texas (San Antonio), Wright University (Ohio), Vanderbilt University (TN) and Old Dominion University (VA). They are expected to present their research at the Annual Biomedical Research Training Conference for Minority Students in Seattle, Washington this November. Dorothy Crumity, a senior majoring in biology is studying at the University of Texas, San Antonio Ama Agyapong, a senior majoring in physics is studying at Vanderbilt University, Tanviben Patel, a senior majoring in biology is studying at Old Dominion University, Alexis Barfield, a senior majoring in biology is studying at Wright State University, Jai'La Carmack, a senior majoring in biology is studying at Loma Linda University,