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April 28, 2009

Birmingham-Southern student receives award for work in cancer research

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —Birmingham-Southern College junior Joanna Maya from Northern Shelby is one of 20 undergraduate students nationwide to be awarded the 11th Annual Thomas J. Bardos Science Education Award by the American Association for Cancer Research.

The two-year award is one of several undergraduate educational opportunities presented by the AACR designed to further educate and inspire the future cancer researchers of America. Selections were based on a review of the student's application, referrals and personal statements. The award includes complimentary registration and travel expenses to attend the AACR Annual Meeting for two consecutive years, as well as multiple opportunities to present abstracts during the conferences.

Maya, a biology major, is the daughter of Dr. Ivan and Patricia Maya. Her winning abstract was titled “Regulation of expression and role of the pigment epithelium derived factor in Ras-mediated oncogenesis.”

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