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May 20, 2014 — Russell Goff eventually wants to become a chiropractor. His upcoming opportunity at the University of Wyoming represents a big step toward that goal.
“Being accepted into the INBRE Transition Scholars Program has opened up a new opportunity for me,” says Goff, from Kinnear. “The scholarship will allow me to continue my education while staying integrated in research and laboratory experience. This lab experience is invaluable.”
Goff, a Shoshoni High School graduate who recently received his associate of science degree in biology and pre-engineering from Central Wyoming College, is one of seven students from Wyoming’s community colleges who received INBRE Transition Scholarships to study and conduct research at UW this fall.
He plans to pursue his bachelor’s degree in chemistry at UW and then enroll into Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, S.C., to pursue his doctoral degree.
UW’s IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program awards INBRE Transition Scholarships to outstanding life science students from Wyoming's community colleges where INBRE-sponsored research is conducted. For two years, students receive up to $2,500 each semester to pursue degrees and receive training in UW research laboratories.
After their first semester, students join a UW faculty member's lab, where they will conduct research for the remainder of their degree programs.
UW is one of 22 institutions funded by the National Institutes for Health INBRE Program. INBRE funding is intended to enhance biomedical research capacity; expand and strengthen the research capabilities of biomedical faculty; and provide access to biomedical resources for promising undergraduate students throughout the eligible states.
Other students who received the scholarship include:
Cody -- Wyatt Fabrizio, Northwest College.
Comitan, Mexico -- David Rach, Northwest College.
Conrad, Mont. -- Rachel Lamb, Central Wyoming College.
Riverton -- Tyler Graham, Central Wyoming College.
Rock Springs -- Anne Salisbury, Western Wyoming Community College.
Rock Springs -- Brent Rhodes, Western Wyoming Community College.
Russell Goff is one of seven Wyoming community college students who received an INBRE Transition Scholarship from the University of Wyoming.