Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students



The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is one of the largest, professional conferences for underrepresented minority students, military veterans, and persons with disabilities to pursue advanced training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The conference is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced training in STEM and provide faculty mentors and advisors with resources for facilitating students' success.

ABRCMS 2015 will be held in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center November 11-14. Additional information about the conference can be found here.

FGLSAMP Scholar Ciera Bryan Receives Harvard REU


Ciera Bryan:

FGLSAMP scholar Ciera Bryan, a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF), has been selected to participate in the Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences Program Research Experiences for Undergraduates Summer Program.  She will work on designing micro-actuators for elucidating cell responses in the lab of Professor David Mooney.  

For the past year at USF, Ciera has conducted research in the research group of Dr. Nathan Gallant with FGLSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate fellow Olukemi "Kemi" Akintewe.   Her research involves fabricating polymer stamps in an effort to align specialized cells for tissue engineering applications.  This year, Ciera received a travel award for a poster presentation during the 2014 NSF funded Emerging Researchers National Conference (ERN) in STEM in Washington, DC.   She has also presented at the 2015 Undergraduate Research & Arts Colloquium and the 2014 College of Engineering Research Day both at USF.  Previously, Ciera worked on pancreatic cancer research in the lab of Dr. Tomar Ghansah at the USF Morsani College of Medicine.



Dr. Ralph Turner, Director
Provides leadership and governance for the successful implementation of the program model at partner institutions

J. Byron Greene, Assoc. Director
Provides administrative management; strategic planning and effective program operations of the alliance

Edna Cofield, Program Manager
Manages program compliance for the alliance and FGLSAMP program implementation at FAMU


Albany State University

Bethune-Cookman University

Florida A& M University

Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida International University

Florida Memorial University

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Florida State University

Miami-Dade College

Tallahassee Community College

University of Central Florida

University of Florida

University of Miami

University of South Florida