Students Present at National Meeting; Award Given

Ursinus student Amy Galvin 2014, won a national award, as she and JinSun Kim, also Class of 2014 presented research with Dr. Beth Bailey, Associate Professor of Biology, at the Experimental Biology Meeting held in Boston, Mass., at the end of the spring semester.

Award in Experimental BiologyAmy and Jin presented a poster titled “Exercise Enhances Inotropic Responsiveness of Cardiac Myocytes.” Co-authors on the poster were recent graduates Jacob Kohler, Lianna Foster-Bey and Bailey.

At a special undergraduate poster session, Amy Galvin received the David Bruce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. She was one of 13 students of 128 applicants to receive this award. She was first selected as a finalist based on her abstract, a personal statement and letter from her research mentor. Twenty-six finalists were named as David S. Bruce Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Award Winners. Those finalists were then interviewed by two different panels of judges at the Experimental Biology Meeting, and the 13 Excellence in Undergraduate Research awardees were selected.
The David S. Bruce Awards were created in 2004 in memory of David S. Bruce, Ph.D., from Wheaton College and honor his commitment to promoting undergraduate involvement in research, in the APS annual meeting, and, ultimately, in research careers. The Buce Awards are given annually to undergraduate students who submit first-author abstracts to and present their research at the Experimental Biology meeting.