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University of Texas Medical Branch
News Release
Monday, May 23, 2011

Kempner Scholars named at UTMB


GALVESTON — Three graduate postdoctoral researchers have been named as Jeane B. Kempner Scholars at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.


This year’s scholars are Christopher Fry, Erin L. Glynn and Michal R. Szymanski.


The Jeane B. Kempner Scholars Award Fund was established at UTMB in 1956 with a bequest from Daniel W. Kempner in honor of his wife, and receives support from the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund.


The one-year fellowships provide stipends for UTMB graduates to conduct post-doctoral training research projects under the supervision of qualified faculty at UTMB or at any other accredited academic institution.


Fry was selected for his proposal about the role of certain cells in the growth of skeletal muscles. Glynn’s proposal was “Biochemical mechanism of improved insulin sensitivity” and Szymanski was selected for his proposal to study the role of certain enzymes in the replication and repair of DNA.


ABOUT UTMB HEALTH: Established in 1891, Texas' academic health center comprises four health sciences schools, three institutes for advanced study, a research enterprise that includes one of only two national laboratories dedicated to the safe study of infectious threats to human health, and a health system offering a full range of primary and specialized medical services throughout Galveston County and the Texas Gulf Coast region. UTMB Health is a component of the University of Texas System and a member of the Texas Medical Center.

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