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Patrice Capers and Chelsea Singleton win travel award to Institute on Teaching and Mentoring

September 19, 2013

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)/Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program is sponsoring Patrice L. Capers, PhD, MSCR, MERIT postdoctoral scholar in the Office of Energetics, and Chelsea R. Singleton, MPH, doctoral candidate at the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), to attend the Compact for Faculty Diversity’s 2013 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, scheduled for October 31-November 3 in Arlington, Virginia.

In collaboration with the Compact for Faculty Diversity, the FASEB MARC Program is funding 25 advanced PhD students to this year’s largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars in the United States, providing full registration and travel expenses. The purpose of the Institute is “to provide scholars with the skills necessary to succeed in graduate study,” as well as offer occasions to share research, meet other scholars and faculty from across the country, and link to a larger community in various academic fields. Capers and Singleton will have opportunities to share information on teaching, mentoring, research and building a career in higher education.

Capers research focuses on childhood breakfast consumption and its effect on weight, body composition, and cognitive function, and Singleton’s current research interests include neighborhood food environments, obesity, physical activity, and minority health.