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Esther Bolanis, 2014 Fellow
Raymond Isidro Vega, 2014 Fellow
Roxana Loperena, 2014 Fellow
Vanitra Richardson, 2014 Fellow
Oliver Losón, California Institute of TechnologyLateece Griffin, Washington University in St. LouisMelissa Blackman, Brandeis UniversityAisha Kelly-Cobbs, Med. College of GeorgiaHeidy Contreras, Univ. of California, IrvineTangy Wilder, Univ. of Illinois at ChicagoLeroy Cooper, Brown University

The goal of the Porter Physiology Development Program is to encourage diversity among students pursuing full-time studies toward the Ph.D. in the physiological sciences and to encourage their participation in the American Physiological Society.

The Porter Physiology Development Program provides 1-2 year full-time graduate fellowships in programs leading to the Ph.D. in the physiological sciences at U.S. institutions. The program is open to underrepresented ethnic minority applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its territories and student members of the Society. The applicant’s advisor/PI must also be a member of APS.

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FAQs for applicants of the Porter Fellowship.

National Resource Mentoring Network (NRMN)

The NRMN is a consortium created to provide networking and mentoring experiences in support of training and professional development of individuals underrepresented in biomedical research careers.

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Make a donation to support underrepresented graduate students via the Porter Minority Development Fund.

"The Significance of the Porter Development Fellowship for my Career"

Article by Nathanial Pitts, Porter Physiology Development Fellowship Receipient