The University of Kansas Office for Diversity in Science Training held its seventh annual fall reception, which honors students and faculty mentors at KU and Haskell Indian Nations University participating in 2013-2014 programs funded by the National Institutes of Health to encourage underserved students to pursue careers in biomedical science.
Area students honored included:
Justin Bauswell. Bauswell, of Kansas City, Kan., is a junior at Haskell Indian Nations University studying environmental science. Bauswell is part of the Bridge Program. Bauswell is affiliated with the Cherokee Nations Tribe.
Julio Ramirez. Ramirez, of Kansas City, Kan., is a senior at KU studying genetics. Ramirez is part of the Initiative for Minority Student Development working with Maria Orive, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.
The reception took place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Bruckmiller Room of the Adams Alumni Center.