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Shaw Students Participate in Student Research Conference

May 29, 2012 – Three Shaw University students participated in the first annual Student Research Conference sponsored by the Fayetteville State University Graduate School and the HBCU Master’s Degree STEM Program. Merone Zewde, Natieka Green, and Kevan Julye each presented their research and networked with other conference presenters and panelists.

Ms. Zewde presented her research “Bromelain Treatment of Mouse B Cells inVitro Modulate the Expression Cell Signaling Receptors;” Ms. Green presented “Racial Disparities in Alcohol Use: Findings from the Exploring Health Disparities in Integrated Communities Study;” and Mr. Julye presented “Biodiesel from Locally Grown Oil Seed Crops: A Comparative Study of Canola and Camelina.” Following their presentations, each student took questions from other conference attendees.

The conference began with a plenary session featuring keynote speaker Dr. Christopher Edwards. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Edwards currently is the Medical Director of the Biofeedback Laboratory and Pediatric Neuropsychology Service at Duke University Medical Center in Durham. In addition, the conference luncheon featured speaker Dr. Ingrid Hall, a Lead Epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Other universities, including Texas A&M, North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central also participated in the conference.