Four ASCC Students Chosen for Biomedical Research Training Program
Four students at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) have successfully applied to participate in BUILD EXITO, a program launched by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to prepare college undergraduates for careers in the field of biomedical research. Students Sefilina Skelton, Suluga Taliau, Yean Ji Jung and Ernest Puletasi have made the commitment to enter the BUILD EXITO program, which will give them access to training in the foundations of biomedical research while they pursue their degrees at ASCC. Following graduation from ASCC, the students will have the option of continuing their studies in biomedical research with support from the program.
ASCC-CNR Research Aims to Alleviate Mosquito-Borne Illnesses
With public concern growing over illnesses spread by mosquitoes, the Entomology Lab at the Community and Natural Resources (CNR) division of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) continues its research to better understand these insects with an aim to mitigating their role as carriers of disease in the Territory.
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