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March 25, 2011

Senior Awarded One of 14 Churchill Scholarships

The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States chose Fleming, from Crescent Springs, Ky., as one of 14 students from 103 US colleges and universities to receive the prestigious scholarship this year. The foundation was founded in 1959 at the recommendation of Sir Winston Churchill, who wished there would always be American graduate students at the college named in his honor.

"It's great to have a chance to live and work abroad, meet researchers from other parts of the world and learn how they conduct research," said the 22-year-old Fleming, who will earn a Master of Philosophy degree.

At Case Western Reserve, Fleming, who is majoring in physics and biochemistry, has been probing how cells in the human defense system sort out chemical signals and navigate to infection. Fleming is the only investigator who was chosen for the project as a first-year student.

Posted by jmb129 at March 25, 2011 03:23 PM

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