The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)/Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program will sponsor two University of Alabama at Birmingham students to attend its annual teaching institute.
Patrice L. Capers, Ph.D., Mentored Experiences in Research, Instruction and Teaching (MERIT) postdoctoral scholar in the Office of Energetics, and Chelsea R. Singleton, MPH, doctoral candidate at the Nutrition Obesity Research Center, will attend the Compact for Faculty Diversity’s 2013 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring scheduled for Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Arlington, Va. Capers and Singleton will have opportunities to share information on teaching, mentoring and research, as well as on building a career in higher education.
In collaboration with the Compact for Faculty Diversity, the FASEB MARC Program is funding 25 advanced Ph.D. students to this year’s largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars in the United States, providing full registration and travel expenses. The purpose of the institute is “to provide scholars with the skills necessary to succeed in graduate study,” as well as to offer occasions to share research, meet other scholars and faculty from across the country, and link to a larger community in various academic fields.
Capers’ research focuses on childhood breakfast consumption and its effects on weight, body composition and cognitive function, and Singleton’s research interests include neighborhood food environments, obesity, physical activity and minority health.