CHORI Trains Future Doctors and Scientists, Increases Diversity in Health-Related Research Program and Celebrates 32 Years of NIH Funding to Increase Diversity in Research
WHEN: August 23, 2013
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI)
5700 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609
(Please note address – not at Children’s Hospital main campus)
WHAT: More than 40 high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from various ethnic and geographic backgrounds who spent their summer vacations doing real life laboratory and clinical research alongside Children’s Hospital Oakland doctors and CHORI scientists are presenting their research at a scientific symposium at CHORI on Friday, August 23.
Now in its 32nd year, the CHORI Summer Student Program partners students interested in biomedical and other health-related research with world class scientists and doctors for intensive, hands-on research on everything from stem cells to obesity to diabetes.
The CHORI Summer Student Program is committed to increasing diversity in research and has been funded in part by National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants to increase diversity in research for the last 32 years.
WHY: CHORI’s Summer Student Research Program is designed to stimulate interest in students pursuing a career in biomedical, clinical, and behavioral research.
WHO: Children’s Hospital Oakland doctors and CHORI scientists who served as mentors will join students from various high schools, colleges, and universities from across the U.S. at the symposium.
MORE: Parking for media is available in the CHORI parking lot, accessible from Aileen Street. For more information about CHORI, please visit www.chori.org.
Contact: Melinda Krigel