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K-State Today

August 18, 2014

Kinesiology senior receives undergraduate research fellow grant

Submitted by Jane P. Marshall

Angela Glean

Angela Glean, a senior in kinesiology, was a 2014 Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research, or STRIDE, undergraduate research fellow with the American Physiological Society this summer.

The program pairs a student with a member of the society. Glean worked with David Poole and Tim Musch, professors of exercise physiology and co-directors of the cardiorespiratory exercise laboratory at K-State.

Her project focuses on using nitrate-based strategies to improve vascular function in health and in heart failure.  This work has direct implications for improving the life of millions of Americans and people worldwide who live with heart failure.

A Spanish minor, Glean is from Overland Park. She is Transfer Ambassador, a McNair scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She studied in Ecuador with a Gilman International Scholarship in 2013. She enters the kinesiology master's degree program in the College of Human Ecology this fall.

Participants are selected based on academic merit, the quality of the proposed experience and the availability of appropriate faculty mentors.

Each fellow receives a $4,000 stipend during the 10-week fellowship and an additional $1,200 in travel funds to present her research at the Experimental Biology 2015 meeting in Boston. Research hosts receive $500 for student lab supplies.