Monday, January 3, 2011

Summer Scholars Research Program for High School Students Offered by Emory's Winship Cancer Institute

The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is hoping to groom the next generation of researchers, physicians, nurses, and health care professionals. Winship is currently accepting applications for its Winship Summer Scholars Research Program from high school students who are interested in an immersion into the research world of cancer

The Winship Summer Scholars Program begins June 6, 2011, and ends July 15, 2011. Deadline for applications is February 11, 2011.

“This program provides a genuine experience in a biomedical research laboratory for high school students who have a keen interest in science,” says Mary Jo Lechowicz, MD, assistant professor of hematology and medical oncology at Emory and director of the Winship Summer Scholars program.

The Winship Summer Scholars Research Program (WSSRP) consists of both academic and practicum components, and is available to students who are rising seniors attending any high school in the greater Atlanta area.

“At the completion of the program,” says Lechowicz, “students will have experienced the rich, interdisciplinary nature of biomedical research and will have an authentic understanding of the process of science.”

Students accepted into the program will be assigned to work with a research scientist or clinical oncologist who is actively engaged in research at Emory University School of Medicine. Students will work in a professional setting with their faculty mentors, as well as with laboratory technicians and graduate students, in their assigned lab. Participants will learn about the research interests of their faculty mentor and will be assigned to a specific question or problem relating to that interest.

For more information, or to apply to the Winship Summer Scholars Research Program, contact: Beverly Jones, 404-778-2249 or beverly.jones@emory.edu.

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