...scholarships provide a wonderful training opportunity for graduate students and help build their esteem to succeed.
State College, PA (PRWEB) April 26, 2012
As part of an effort to support and encourage promising new scientists, Salimetrics has again cosponsored an award for outstanding students working in the biobehavioral sciences and in other areas of research benefiting from salivary biomarkers.
This year’s award winners were Ansley Stanfill, RN, a PhD student at the university of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing, and Bobby K. Cheon, a PhD student from the Northwestern University Department of Psychology. Ms Stanfill was awarded the prize for her abstract presentation “G4-11: Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Confirmation of Gene Expression Profiles Associated with Weight Gain in Kidney Transplant Recipients,” which was presented at the 2012 Southern Nursing Research Conference. Mr. Cheon was awarded the prize for his study “Culture-gene coevolution of intergroup bias: The interplay of social hierarchy, serotonin transporter and oxytocin receptor gene polymorphisms,” which was presented at a poster session of the 2012 Cultural Psychology preconference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Meeting.
According to Spit Camp Director Jennifer Jewell, “Award recipient mentors tell me these scholarships provide a wonderful training opportunity for graduate students and help build their esteem to succeed.”
Spit Camp is a two-day session designed to assist researchers with training in the integration of salivary measures into scientific studies. Held several times per year at the company headquarters in State College, PA, at Johns Hopkins University, at the University of California at Irvine, and at other partner labs, each session combines lecture, discussion, and hands-on laboratory experience to give attendees a basic knowledge of oral fluids as biological specimens, proper saliva collection and handling techniques, and the use of immunoassay techniques to measure salivary analytes. Spit Camps are also given periodically by partner labs located in the U.S. and by Salimetrics Europe in Cambrige, UK.
Spit Camp Workshops, a two-hour, no-cost workshop designed to aid researchers with understanding how to incorporate salivary biomarkers into their studies, can be scheduled at universities in the U.S. and other countries by special arrangement. To get more information on Spit Camp or to schedule a visit, Click Here!