Research Takes VCU Student Researchers Outside the Lab


Students present research findings at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

Sathya Achia Abraham
VCU Communications and Public Relations
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A group of 25 Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduate students and post-baccalaureate trainees received a lesson in how research can take them places beyond the lab.

Last month, these students and several VCU faculty members traveled to St. Louis, Mo., to attend the 2011 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, or ABRCMS – the largest professional conference for students studying biomedical and behavioral sciences.  Nearly 3,300 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 350 U.S.  colleges and universities participate in the four-day long conference, now in its 11th year.

The opportunity to travel and present research at a national conference as an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate represents a major opportunity. It’s a chance for aspiring investigators to share their research – a culmination of many months of work – with peers and the scientific community.

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