Aurellia Whitmore

Aurellia Whitmore

Aurellia Whitmore is a native of New Orleans, LA and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Southern University at New Orleans in 2013. During her undergraduate degree she was recognized in local newspapers and throughout the university for her enthusiastic pursuit and achievements in the scientific community.
Aurellia is currently a 4th year doctoral candidate in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CoPPS) at Florida A&M University (FAMU). During the past three years, she has received external travel awards to scientific meetings nationally and internationally (3rd Biennial Global Prostate Cancer Disparities Conference and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Conference in National Harbor, MD). Ms. Whitmore is a P-20 Cancer-Research Fellow of FAMU and a recent inductee of Alpha Kappa Mu Honors Society. Ms. Whitmore is also a member of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), and a member of The American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Ms. Whitmore has been a guest speaker for The Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg REU opening day ceremony and FAMU’s School of Graduate Studies-Orientation Panel Speaker.
Aurellia’s commitment to research is equitable to her commitment to the community. Currently, she volunteers at the American Cancer Society of Tallahassee. As President of Graduate Assistants United-FAMU, Ms. Whitmore serves as an advocate for graduate students whom attend FAMU. In the past she has spoken to local churches and organizations within the Tallahassee area bringing awareness to cancer among the African American community.