Lincoln Edwards, PhD, SD’09, associate professor, dental education services, was awarded first place in the Basic Sciences poster competition at the recently concluded Network of Minority Research Investigators, sponsored by the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) that met in Bethesda, Maryland, April 19 and 20, 2012.
The NIDDK has established a communication network of current and potential biomedical research investigators and technical personnel from traditionally underserved communities to advance scientific knowledge and contribute to the reduction and eventual elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities.
Dr. Edwards is the only person in the 10-year history of NMRI who has won the Basic Sciences poster competition more than once; he also received the honor in April 2010.
“I am delighted that I was able to represent Loma Linda University very well among such a distinguished group of scientists,” Dr. Edwards remarked.
In another succession of awards, Dr. Lincoln first received a travel award from the American Physiological Society to attend the Experimental Biology meetings in Washington, D.C., in 2011; more recently The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology along with the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics granted Dr. Lincoln a travel award to attend the Experimental Biology meetings in San Diego, April 21-25, 2012.