Trey Polk Named 2012 Fleming Scholar

BETHANY, OK (May 7, 2012) - Trey Polk, a sophomore Biology-Chemistry major, has been named one of the 2012 Sir Alexander Fleming Scholars.

The Fleming Scholar Program was founded in 1956 as a way to give Oklahoma’s high school and college students “hands-on” biomedical research experience. The program is named for Sir Alexander Fleming, the famed British scientist, who discovered penicillin and in 1949 came to Oklahoma City to formally dedicate the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s first building.

“The Fleming Program seeks many of the qualities that we encourage in our students such as good character and a commitment to scholarship as a service to the community. Trey has a genuine interest in developing his scientific skills as a way to actively contribute toward improving quality of life for people with health problems,” stated Dr. Lisa Crow, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.

As a 2012 Fleming Scholar, Polk will work for eight weeks in state-of-the-art biomedical research laboratories on individual projects and are supervised by senior members of the OMRF scientific staff. Fleming Scholar Alumni include SNU students Johnnie Renee West in 2008 and Philip Cox in 2007.

For more information about the Fleming Scholar program visit their website at

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