FIU shines at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

Group of FIU students attending the biomedical research conference for minority students.

FIU was well-represented at the 2018 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Twelve undergraduates including members of the MARC U*STAR, QBIC, Honors College and Provost Research Scholars Programs attended the conference.

ABRCMS is one of the largest, professional conferences for underrepresented minority students, military veterans and persons with disabilities to pursue advanced training in STEM.

During the four-day conference, over 2,000 students including FIU, participated in poster and oral presentations in twelve disciplines in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, including physics, engineering and mathematics.

FIU had eight poster presentations by the following students:

  • Camila Sarcone (MARC Affiliate, Provost Research Scholar, Honors College and QBIC)
  • Jovany Betancourt (MARC Affiliate, Provost Research Scholar and QBIC)
  • Jonathan Munoz (QBIC and Honors College)
  • Patricia Otero (Honors College)
  • Maria Santiago (MARC U*STAR)
  • Chazman Childers (Honors College)
  • Sakeli Kennedy (QBIC and Honors College)
  • Jesenia Perez (MARC U*STAR)
  • Sarah Colon (MARC U*STAR and Honors College)
  • Erika Lozano (MARC U*STAR)
  • Matthew Pasteris (MARC U*STAR and Honors College)
  • Alexandra Tchir (MARC U*STAR, QBIC and Honors College)