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May 2013

SWOSU Student Named OMRF Fleming Scholar

SWOSU student Jamin Brown, Fleming Scholar.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University junior Jamin Brown of Woodward has been named one of 11 Sir Alexander Fleming Scholars by the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Brown is the only student selected from an Oklahoma regional university.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University student Jamin Brown of Woodward has been named one of 11 Sir Alexander Fleming Scholars by the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

Brown will spend eight weeks this summer performing cutting-edge research alongside senior medical researchers at the OMRF in Oklahoma City. Brown is the only regional university student to be named a Fleming Scholar this year.

This prestigious program offers students a “hands-on” biomedical research experience in state-of-the-art facilities. Scholars will complete research projects on topics ranging from autoimmune disease to cardiovascular biology. Brown’s work will focus on cancer biology and the cell cycle.

Since 1956, more than 500 of Oklahoma’s brightest students have participated in the Fleming Program. Scholars often find that the program leads to new opportunities with many participants becoming well-respected physicians and scientists.

Brown is currently a junior biology major at SWOSU. He is actively involved in a number of organizations on campus and frequently volunteers at the local Agape Medical Clinic. Additionally, Brown is a research assistant in the neuroscience laboratory headed by Dr. Andrea Holgado.

There were only six university students selected for the OMRF program and the remaining five are high school scholars. Other university Fleming Scholars are from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Rice University and Vanderbilt University. The high school students are from Bishop McGuinness, Classen School of Advanced Studies, Durant High School and Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics.

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