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Since its inception in 1987, the APS Minority Travel Fellowship Program has made more than 800 travel awards to undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students and to faculty members at minority institutions.

On behalf of the Porter Physiology Development and Minority Affairs Committee, APS is pleased to announce the Minority Travel Fellowship Award Recipients:


Awardee Name

Awardee Institution

Karima Ait-Aissa

Medical College of Wisconsin

Folagbayi Arowolo

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Olubusayo Awe

Johns Hopkins University

Hildebrando Candido Ferreira Neto

Georgia State University

Katrina Carter

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ellen Conceicao

Oregon Health & Science University

Alec Davila

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University

Carmen De Miguel

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Janice Diaz-Otero

Michigan State Univeristy

Cameron Dickens

University of Dayton

Leandra Figueroa-Hall

The Anlyan Center

Maurice Fluitt

Georgetown University

Selina Garcia

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Jose Godoy-Lugo

University of California Merced

Siomara Hernandez-Rivera

Michigan State University

Jermaine Johnston

University of Alabama At Birmingham

Gregory Joseph

New York Medical College

Emily Larson

University of Oregon

Maribel Marquez

Medical College of Wisconsin

Armand Meza

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Francesca Mowry

Auburn University

Ashley Newsome

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Salma Omer

Vanderbilt University

Brian Paleo

Ohio State University

Victoria Parker

University of Iowa

Thomas Parks

University of South Florida

Rebecca Parodi

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Candace Receno

Syracuse Univeristy

Naiomy Rios-Arce

Michigan State University

Candy Rivas

University of Arizona

Eric Rivas

Texas Tech University

Austin Robinson

University of Delaware

Richard Severin

University of Illinois-Chicago

Mirian Silva

Auburn University

Denisha Spires

Medical College of Wisconsin

Lindsey Stavola

Yale University

Crystal Taylor

University of Alabama At Birmingham

Olivia Travis

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Laura Weise Cross

University of New Mexico

Diarra Williams

Texas A&M University

APS would like to thank Janssen Pharmaceuticals for providing funding for six of our Minority Travel Fellowship Awards for EB 2018.


To view a complete list of the program awardees, see the Resources section below.



APS Conferences

View a full list of current and past APS conferences

APS Minority Travel Fellowship Program Past Awardees (XLS)

This Excel spreadsheet lists past travel fellows by meeting and year.