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May 20, 2014 — Tyler Graham sees the INBRE Transition Scholarship he received to the University of Wyoming as his bridge to studying physiology and ultimately applying to dental school at the University of Nebraska.
“This scholarship means a lot to me,” says Graham, of Riverton. “It’s a real honor to work down in a lab in Laramie because I know how difficult it is to get into a lab down there.”
Graham, who recently received his associate of science degree in pre-health/biological sciences 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.
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.
“This Transition Scholarship allows me to continue my research so I can, one day, hopefully get it published,” Graham says. “In addition, it (scholarship) provides me with skills and experiences that many students wouldn’t have the opportunity to have while attending a large university.”
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.
Kinnear -- Russell Goff, Central Wyoming College.
Rock Springs -- Anne Salisbury, Western Wyoming Community College.
Rock Springs -- Brent Rhodes, Western Wyoming Community College.
Tyler Graham was one of seven Wyoming community college students who received an INBRE Transition Scholarship from the University of Wyoming.