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Last week, 14 of Oakwood’s students and three faculty members attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), in Tampa, Florida. They were accompanied by: Dr. Cheryl Galley, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Melissa Simmonds Richardson, Research Mentor Coordinator for the IMARI grant, Dr. Juliet Penrod, Chair of Biology and Program Coordinator of the IMARI grant, and Dr. Kenneth Lai Hing, Chair of Chemistry and Program Director for the IMARI grant.

The student conference attendees presented their research conducted over the past summer at various research institutions. Out of over 1500 posters presented, three Oakwood students from the IMARI grant won $250 and certificates: Greg Darville, II, junior, biomedical sciences major, Amara Hendricks, senior, biochemistry major, and Keith Rogers, junior, biomedical sciences major.

All students represented Oakwood well and are to be commended for the work that they have done to be able to attend and and present their research at ABRCMS.