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FSU-RISE Scholars on the Rise to Summer Internships and Ph.D. Programs Across the Country

FSU-RISE scholarsRISE scholars receive extensive hands-on research training in the FSU-RISE Program in preparation for competitive entry into graduate school. Scholars receive basic handson research training in the biotechniques/biopsychology workshops prior to participation in extramural research
experiences each summer. After completion of an extramural summer research internship,scholars are expected to present their research at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) and at least two regional and local symposia during the academic year. At least one FSU-RISE scholar has been recognized as a winner of the oral and poster presentation competition at ABRCMS each year since the inception of the FSU-RISE program in 2001. RISE scholars have also won oral and poster presentations at other research conferences across the country.

The following RISE scholars have been accepted into extramural research internships for the Summer of 2009: Justin Evans was accepted to a summer research program at the Signal Transduction Laboratory at Methodist Research Institute in Indianapolis, IN.;
DeVoshia Mason was accepted to a Summer Research Program at North Carolina (NC) State University in Raleigh, NC; Al Lucas was accepted to a psychology research internship at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC; Chidumbem Ike was accepted to a Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC; Danielle Fortune was accepted to the Summer Undergraduate Research at the University of Nebraska Lincoln; Ronald Williams was accepted to a summer research program in neurobiology at the University of Maryland; Melanie Boney was accepted to the Summer Undergraduate Re-search Program at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC; Greximar Mercado was accepted to a summer research program at Miami University; Karlten Austin was accepted to a summer research program at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio; Candy Graves was accepted to a summer research program at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, NC; and Hubby Buehler was accepted into the research laboratory of Dr. Sherrice Allen at FSU for his summer research internship.

Several RISE scholars have been accepted into Ph.D. Programs for the fall 2009.

Justin Graham was accepted into a Ph.D. program at the University of Arkansas School of Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas; Jasmine Newman was accepted into Ph.D. programs at Indiana University and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Jasmine plans to attend Indiana University. Former Scholar Saed Aborkor was accepted into a Ph.D. Program at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He recently completed a post baccalaureate program at the University of Chicago. Yvonne Rosario was accepted into a Ph.D. Program at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia; and Chelsea Swepson was accepted into a Ph.D. Program at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Chelsea recently completed a Masters Degree in biology at North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University. Lorra Moses was accepted into the Clinical Research Masters Program at Campbell University School of Pharmacy. Nicole Joyner was accepted into a Masters Program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

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