Marc Dresden Student Travel Award
Marc H. Dresden (1938-1990) was a faculty member in the Department of
Biochemistry at the Baylor College of Medicine. He also served as the
Associate Dean of the Graduate School. During his tenure at Baylor, he
published approximately 70 articles on his Schistosoma research in a diverse
number of journals including the Journal of Parasitology, Experimental
Parasitology, the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and
Comparative Biochemistry. Following his passing, his family endowed the
Baylor College of Medicine Marc Dresden Excellence in Education Award.
This award is given to individuals who make significant contributions to
graduate education as distinguished teachers and advisors.
The Marc H. Dresden Student Travel fund supports student travel awards
associated with the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists.
Undergraduate and graduate students who are members of the ASP can
apply for a Marc Dresden Student Travel Award to help offset costs associated with the meeting, e.g., travel, hotel, registration. These awards have been instrumental in increasing the number of students who can attend the annual meeting and present the results of their research to the ASP membership, especially those students residing outside of the continental US. Proceeds generated from the annual ASP Student Auction also are added to the student travel fund.
94th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists
2018 Marc Dresden Student Travel Grant Recipients
"The 29th Annual ASP Student Auction was a huge success, raising over $10,000! This money will go towards Marc Dresden Student Travel Grants, to support students attending future meetings. We were also extremely thankful for the $5,000 donation from Dr. William Campbell, who sold a commissioned painting and requested that the funds be donated for ASP Student Travel Grants! Thanks so much to everyone who donated to or purchased items from the auction, and thanks to Dr. Campbell for his continued support of ASP students.” (Fall 2019: American Society of Parasitologists Newsletter)