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Inyang Places Third at ACES Symposium

Edidiong Inyang RecognizedEdidiong Inyang placed third in the College of Science's ACES – 2018 Research Symposium oral presentation competition on April 13. Inyang is a recipient of The University of Texas System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation two-year fellowship for students pursuing their doctoral degree in STEM. LSAMP is a program aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented minority students in STEM fields. The program offers various scholarships and fellowships, such as LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate, a two-year fellowship program. Inyang, a doctoral student in UTA's Bioengineering Department, held the fellowship from 2015-17. Working with nationally and internationally recognized department chair Michael Cho, Inyang's research focuses on “Validation of an in-vitro TBI model for blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption,” which is in-depth research of traumatic brain injuries caused by explosive blasts or blunt trauma.