The Lymphatic Education & Research Network announces the LE&RN Travel and Poster Awards in honor of Colette McDowell. These awards are for young investigators who are LE&RN Supporting Members (PhD students, medical students and postdocs). Travel awards are to defray registration and travel costs associated with attending the Lymphatic Forum 2017-Exploring the Lymphatic Continuum. Twenty $500 awards will be given.
In addition, four Best Poster Presentation awards (one $1,000 US currency and three $500 US currency) will be given to the top posters presented. Travel awards are NOT available for local participants (defined as "residing within a 25 mile radius of the meeting venue") to attend the conference. If you are not yet a Supporting Member of LE&RN, go to http://lymphaticnetwork.org/supporting-member.
Colette McDowell was born with a rare lung disease called pulmonary lymphangiectasia, where lymph fluid accumulates in her lungs, abdomen and skin. Her family and friends are funding the LE&RN Awards as they look to brilliant young researchers for tomorrow's treatments and a cure.