Navigation Links
LA BioMed offers unique educational and research opportunity to local high school seniors
Date:7/16/2012

LOS ANGELES (July 16, 2012) As part of its commitment to reach out into the local communities in which it serves, for more than 30 years LA BioMed has offered a unique opportunity for outstanding high school seniors to work in a scientific and medical research environment as part of LA BioMed's Summer Fellowship Program. This year, 18 Los Angeles-area high school graduates were chosen to participate by a committee consisting of LA BioMed and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center faculty members for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

First established in 1978, LA BioMed's Summer Fellowship Program receives nearly 100 applications each year, with 18 students being accepted each summer. Students who are selected for the program spend eight weeks assisting assigned mentors, who are accomplished medical scientists, in the study of topics such as the nature or progression of diseases, the efficacy of medications, and many other important areas of scientific research.

"The program has proved to be a breeding ground for some of the most accomplished clinician-scientists today," said Stewart Laidlaw, Ph.D., Associate VP of Compliance and Director of Educational Outreach at LA BioMed. "We're extremely proud of our graduates. Many former program participants have gone on to attend and graduate from medical school or graduate school, with some eventually returning as post-graduate physicians or fellows at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center."

While in the program, participating students have a unique opportunity to learn about careers in medicine and in the health sciences. They assist researchers in their work, attend clinical conferences and hospital rounds, participate in weekly lunch meetings, and gain firsthand experience working in a scientific and medical research environment. At the end of the summer, students participate in a Culmination Ceremony where they are able to present posters summarizing their research projects, and a select few are also chosen to give oral presentations.

Since 1978, more than 300 students have graduated from the program, with more than 90 high school valedictorians and four Presidential (White House) Scholars having participated.


'/>"/>

Contact: Diana Soltesz
diana@dsmmedia.com
818-592-6747
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. LA BioMeds Dr. John Tsuang examines effects of Ibudilast and metamphetamines
2. Biomedical researchers receive Hartwell Foundation awards
3. LA BioMed receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant
4. LA BioMeds Dr. Patricia Dickson researching treatments for neurodegenerative disorders
5. Applied nanobiomedicine: Exploiting nanoparticles to hunt for hidden cancer cells
6. UCSC physicist Alexander Sher named Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
7. UMMS researcher Victor Ambros, Ph.D., named co-recipient of 2012 Janssen Award for Biomedical Research
8. LA BioMed investigators, Drs. Kevin Bruhn and Noah Craft, develop novel treatment for melanoma
9. LA BioMed investigator Dr. Christina Wang spearheads study on new male contraceptive gel
10. Louisiana Tech biomedical engineering professor earns recognition, funding for research
11. Mayo Clinic offers newly approved treatment for acid reflux disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... Individuals who have been diagnosed ... surgery, treatment, therapy and management. Regular exercise in proper environments has been shown ... their diseases. On February 23, 2017, 1:00-2:00 p.m. E.S.T., a dynamic HydroWorx ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... February 21, 2017 , ... ... research and conference coverage in veterinary medicine, will be launching its first bi-monthly ... animal health and medicine, business and practice management, and One Health. , ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Atlanta-based Jvion, the leading cognitive clinical science ... practice. Predixion, which raised $42M+ to date, received $20M in its third ... Ventures, and Software AG , will bring top industry talent and an impressive ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... A February 6 article on Healio ... It found that the treatments have led to significant improvements in weight loss and ... efforts. It also noted very few problematic results relating to the treatment. Beverly Hills ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... Ill. (PRWEB) , ... February 20, 2017 , ... ... to reduce the rate at which women are called back for additional examinations ... journal Radiology . , In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/21/2017)... MELBOURNE, Australia , Feb. 21, 2017  IBM (NYSE: ... IBM Watson,s ability to detect abnormalities of the eye,s retina. ... trained a research version of Watson to recognize abnormalities in ... insights and speed in their early identification of patients who ... glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the developed world. ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... Medical Oxygen Concentrators Market: Overview ... Medical oxygen concentrators are used by patients ... having low level of oxygen in their blood ... are to be used only with prescription and ... concentrators work either on rechargeable lithium batteries or ...
(Date:2/21/2017)...   BeyondSpring Pharmaceuticals , a clinical stage ... immuno-oncology cancer therapies, today announced that the Company,s ... 2 trial of BeyondSpring,s innovative lead asset, ... lung cancer (NSCLC) with Docetaxel has been selected ... Immuno-Oncology Symposium in Orlando, Fla. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: