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Amanda Ulbrich Receives Scholarship to Present at Symposium

August 01, 2012

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Amanda Ulbrich, a senior biomedical sciences major at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, was awarded a full travel scholarship to present at the 12th annual Biennial Symposium on Minorities, Medically Underserved and Health Equity held June 27- July1 in Houston, Texas. Ulbrich received a medal for her oral presentation titled “Service Learning Can Promote Healthier Life Styles in Underserved Communities.”

In addition, Ulbrich also received a partial scholarship to present her speech at the seventh annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities from July 11-13 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Other University students who received partial travel scholarships to attend the12th annual Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved and Health Equity were:

• Sergio Angel, a junior biomedical sciences major
• Christine Jordan, a junior biomedical sciences major


Two Biomedical Sciences Graduates Receive Medical Degrees, Enter Residencies in Primary Care

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Two biomedical sciences graduates from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi were part of the Partnership for Primary Care Program at the Texas A&M College of Medicine and have since graduated with their medical degrees.

The two graduates are entering the following primary care residencies:

• Julie Fischer from San Marcos, Texas, is entering a pediatrics residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas.
• Valarie Schwind from Port Aransas, Texas, is entering an emergency medicine residency at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.

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