Cassandra Leonardo Receives Burroughs Wellcome Fund Trainee Travel Award
UPDATE: In light of growing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, and after much thoughtful deliberation, ACTS and its partners, AAMC, AFMR, CR Forum and the PhRMA Foundation, have decided not to move forward with the in-person meeting scheduled for April 14- 17, in Washington, DC.
Cassandra Leonardo, GS-4 student in the South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program, has received the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Trainee Travel Award to attend the Association for Clinical and Translational Science’s Translational Science 2020 Meeting in Washington, D.C. this upcoming April.
According to their website, The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award supports biomedical scientists at the beginning of their careers and areas of science that are poised for significant advancement but are currently undervalued and underfunded.
During the conference, Leonardo will be presenting a poster titled “Age-related Functional Connectivity Changes within the Default Mode Network.” She is currently in the lab of Peter Fox, M.D., where she is working on developing neurobiomarkers for cognitive aging and age-related disorders using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging.
“I look forward to attending the Translational Science conference,” she said. “As a TL1 scholar, I’m passionate about communicating my imaging genetics research to broader scientific audiences.”