IMSD Scholars Shine at National Diversity Conferences

One exciting benefit of being in the IMSD program is that travel funding is provided for scholars to present their research at national conferences. Two important meetings that IMSD students attend each year are the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) and the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference. The mission of both conferences is to promote diversity in the sciences; they achieve this by holding meetings that enable underrepresented students to present their research, connect with student researchers from other institutions, and meet professors and program directors from graduate programs across the country. Twelve of our IMSD students presented their work at the two conferences this year, with two taking home awards for outstanding presentations (one at each meeting). We congratulate all of our students on their excellent work; once again, our scholars have proven themselves to be worthy representatives of both the IMSD program and the greater SDSU community.

Scholars at 2013 ABRCMS














ABRCMS participants:

Elizabeth Fortin, Mechanical Engineering: Winner of an ABRCMS Outstanding Presentation Award

Katrina Cable, Cell & Molecular Biology

Nadia Ott, Mathematics

Efren Reyes, Biology

Savanna Tierney, Psychology

Jerrell Tisnado, Biochemistry


SACNAS participants:

Alicia Zamudio Montes de Oca, Biology: Winner of a SACNAS Outstanding Poster Presentation AwardScholars holding awards

Rey Ayon, Zoology

Rosannae Chhouk,

Jerrell Tisnado, Biochemistry

Duyen Trang, Psychology

Annalia Valdivia, Psychology