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May 10, 2007

ULM biology students accepted into prestigious research programs

Three biology students at the University of Louisiana at Monroe have been selected to participate in research programs in Texas and in North Carolina.

ULM biology senior Katron Broomfield of Monroe and sophomore Sharita Flowers of Winnfield will participate in the Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas, this summer.

The McNair program, which is geared toward first-generation college students and/or those who are traditionally underrepresented in graduate education, prepares students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. The program is named in honor of Ronald E. McNair, the laser physicist and Challenger space shuttle astronaut.

Biology senior Christopher Boyd of Dallas, Texas will participate in the 2007 Excellence in Cardiovascular Sciences Summer Research Program for Minorities at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C.

This cardiovascular program is sponsored by the Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Pressure Institute. It provides eight weeks of laboratory research opportunities and focuses on research training in the cardiovascular sciences with mentoring by medical school faculty.

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