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Lance and Maureen Loomer Endowed Award in Biology

Lance and Maureen Loomer Endowed Award in Biology


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Graduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

Maureen Loomer established the Lance and Maureen Loomer Endowed Award in Biology on December 30, 2005 in honor of her late husband, UCR alumnus Dr. Lance Loomer. The couple met in the mid-1970s as UCR undergraduates where they "lived in Maison Francais and courted over cat bones in Vertebrate Anatomy."

Lance earned his M.D. at Wake Forest University and practiced hematology and oncology until his untimely death in 1996. Maureen was an ultrasound technician and, following retirement, returned to school, earned a B.S. and a Masters Degree in Biology from East Carolina University. She now teaches Biology at Wayne Community College. Maureen has established endowments at Wayne Community College, Eastern Carolina University and at the University of California, Riverside.

The Lance and Maureen Loomer Endowed Award in Biology provides financial assistance for graduate students in biology, preferably those with an interest in cell or molecular biology.

Selection and Guidelines:

The award is administered by the Department of Biology in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. The Department Chair selects the recipient(s) in consultation with faculty members. In addition to biology graduate students within the department doing research in molecular and cell biology, eligible students can be selected from the interdepartmental Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program (CMDB).

 Request for Information:

All students who meet the criteria are considered. No specific application is necessary.

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Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Office of Development
1955 Chicago Avenue, Ste. 200, Riverside, CA 92507

Roberta Albert
Assistant Director for Stewardship and Donor Relations
Tel: (951) 827-5247

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