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Holden, John (cc/rmd)
01-11-2001, 07:18 AM
Second announcement: 2001 GCMA Student Conference Awards

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The Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis (GCMA) Society is pleased to announce the availability of thirteen GCMA Student Conference Awards to support student participation in the 2001 GCMA Annual Meeting, to be held on April 25-28, 2001 in Sacramento, California. These awards are being funded through a grant from The Whitaker Foundation, which provides support of conferences that enhance the field of biomedical engineering. Each student award of $615 will be used to cover the expense of registering for two tutorials, the conference, and a Saturday clinical symposium. The balance of the award will be credited to the student's hotel room. Program information about the 2001 GCMA Annual Meeting is now available through a link at www.gcmas.org

Award recipients will be selected on a competitive basis from among the pool of student applicants. Application is open to full-time and part-time students in biomedical engineering and other disciplines relevant to movement analysis. Membership in the GCMA Society is not a requirement for an award. The selection criteria will include: motivation to attend the meeting (communicated through a statement on the award application); area of study (preference will be given to engineering students); membership in the GCMA Society; involvement in a movement analysis laboratory; level of participation in the conference (presenting or co-authoring a paper); and academic performance (as evidenced by grade point average).

The application form can be downloaded from the GCMA Society web site . Click on the link to "GCMAS Student Conference Award Application" and follow the instructions for downloading the award application file. (The document in MS Word format is preferred.) Type the requested data directly into the downloaded file. Send the edited file as an e-mail attachment to: John_Holden@nih.gov (Use "GCMA student award application" as the Subject for all correspondence.) Print the edited file, obtain the requested signatures (student and advisor), and fax the form to John Holden at 301-480-9896. Both the electronic and signed copies should be submitted as early as possible, and not later than January 18, 2001.

We look forward to receiving your application, and to your active participation in the 2001 GCMA Annual Meeting.

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John P. Holden, Ph.D.
Selection Committee Chairperson

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