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Newmyer Wins 2012 David S. Bruce Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Award

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Biology senior Brandon Newmyer won the 2012 David S. Bruce Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Award by the American Physiological Society (APS). Out of the 26 awardees across the nation, Newmyer was the only student from Virginia. To receive the award, Newmyer submitted a research abstract, letter of application, and letter of support from his research host --  faculty mentor Mark Cline.

The David S. Bruce Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Awards provide a two-year complimentary membership with The American Physiological Society to undergraduate students who are presenting their research at the Experimental Biology meeting.

In April, Newmyer will be traveling to San Diego, Calif., to for the meeting. There, Newmeyer will present his research and compete for the David S. Bruce Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award.

“I am excited to have been considered for the award and am confident that my presentation skills will also earn me the other part of the award at this year's Experimental Biology meeting,” he explains.

Recently accepted into UVA’s Neuroscience Graduate Program for the fall, Newmyer acknowledges Cline and his work in Cline's laboratory as the reasons for all his success the past four years.

“Dr. Cline inspired me to first do science and has trained me in every scientific technique and every scientific presentation skill I now have. Much of this project was made possible through contributions over years from his previous students,” adds Newmyer.

RU biology graduate Brian Prall was one of the previous students under Cline awarded the David S. Bruce Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Award in 2009. He is perusing his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Emory University in Atlanta.

RU biology graduate Marissa Smith, also mentored by Cline, was named a finalist for the 2006 David S. Bruce Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award. -- JF

Mar 28, 2012
Ann Brown
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