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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2001

Allen Receives Research Fellowship at
Wright State University Medical School

DAYTON, OHIO -- Kathryn C. Allen has received a student fellowship from the Endocrine Society to conduct a summer research project in the laboratory of Mariana Morris, Ph.D., professor and chair of pharmacology and toxicology at Wright State University School of Medicine.

A graduate of Yellow Springs High School, Allen is currently an undergraduate at Smith College in Massachusetts. She worked in Morris's laboratory last summer with support from a Smith College internship. This summer Allen will continue her research project on adrenal function with the goal of submitting a paper for publication.

The Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowships are offered to encourage promising undergraduate students, medical students and students entering graduate school to pursue careers in endocrinology. The society provides students with a $4,000 stipend to participate in research projects under the guidance of a society member for eight to ten weeks during the summer.

Based in Bethesda, MD, the Endocrine Society is the world's largest and most active professional organization of endocrinologists. The society is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the art research and clinical advancements in endocrinology and metabolism.