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Amgen Scholars Travel Award Helps Carolyn Valdez Make Crucial Contacts

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Carolyn Valdez was nervous, but ready. She was about to get up in front of 70 conference attendees, including prominent scientists in the field of proton-coupled electron transfer, and explain her research as a graduate student in chemistry. She came prepared, having rehearsed her 30-minute presentation many times before. Still, this felt like a big deal — and it was.

Travel Award Allows Amgen Scholar to Present Sweet New Results

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If you asked me ten years ago whether I would be studying the sugary fuzz that covers the outside of cells, I would have laughed. I was interested in psychiatric diseases and the brain. But when I saw a picture of this fuzz — what we call the glycocalyx — during my first year of medical school as an MD/PhD student, I realized that these sugars connect cells with their environment and could be the key to understanding disease.

Amgen Scholars Alumni Careers: Working at a Small Liberal Arts School

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Finishing up graduate school and looking for that first job? It’s only natural to set your sights on a postdoctoral research position, ideally at a large research institution. But, if you have a passion for teaching, you might consider an alternative: a career at a small liberal arts institution where you can still host your own research program, albeit at a smaller scale.

U.S. Amgen Scholars Alumni Travel Award Cycle Opens

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The Amgen Scholars Global Program Office is now accepting applications for Spring 2016 U.S. Alumni Travel Awards. The deadline for application submission is April 15, 2016.

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Meet Harvard University's 2015 Amgen Scholars: Alaina Bever & Alexi Choueiri

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ALAINA BEVER

Seattle University | Mechanical Engineering and Biology

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Research Interest/Area: Bioengineering and Immunology

Award-winning MD/PhD Student Explains Impact of Amgen Scholars Program

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Early on in his undergraduate career, Paras Minhas found a passion for science — and humanitarianism. Even before participating in the 2012 MIT Amgen Scholars Program, he began building experience in scientific research laboratories at Johns Hopkins University and the Mayo Clinic. In 2010, he launched the Longitude Pittsburgh Organization, a non-profit that provides opportunities for underprivileged people in Ghana, India and other places to receive an education, build life skills and access healthcare.

Apply to be an Amgen Scholar at the California Institute of Technology

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California Institute of Technology

PROGRAM DATES
June 13 - August 19, 2016

APPLICATION DEADLINE
February 15, 2016

Apply to be an Amgen Scholar

Applications to be an Amgen Scholar are provided by and processed at each participating host institution. Follow the link above to find this institution’s application.

Apply to be an Amgen Scholar at the University of Cambridge

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University of Cambridge (UK)

PROGRAM DATES
July 10 - September 4, 2016

APPLICATION DEADLINE
February 1, 2016

Apply to be an Amgen Scholar

Applications to be an Amgen Scholar are provided by and processed at each participating host institution. Follow the link above to find this institution’s application.

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Professor Trevor Robbins, Academic Director

Mr. Karl Wilson, Administrative Director

Apply to be an Amgen Scholar at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany)

PROGRAM DATES
July 1 - September 9, 2016

APPLICATION DEADLINE
February 1, 2016

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