Science Day for Students at NIH
NIMHD-Related Program Highlights
Opening Remarks: 10:00 – 10:20 a.m.
Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., NIMHD director and others
From High School to Health Science Panel Discussion: 10:20 – 11:00 a.m.
Saida Coreas, Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellow, DIR, NHLBI; Dr. Courtney Aklin, Senior Advisor, NIH Office of the Director and former NIMHD chief of staff; and others
NIMHD blog post by Ms. Coreas, Carving My Own Path: From First-Generation Latina Undergraduate Student to Minority Health Researcher.
Winners of NIMHD Envisioning Health Equity Art Challenge: 1:35 – 1:50 p.m.
Dr. Gina Roussos, NIMHD Health Policy Analyst
Entering the fields of health care and science can be a challenge for youth from disadvantaged communities. However, participating in academic enrichment programs and connecting with mentoring support can inspire youth to overcome some challenges and help prepare them for biomedical careers.
Each year, approximately hundreds of students from partner high schools participate in a day of science exploration immersion.Throughout
the day, students:
- Engage in hands-on science activities (currently modified toward COVID-19 safety measures).
- Participate in conversations with invited scientists.
- Hear from accomplished researchers and leaders at the National Institutes of Health.
The goal is to ignite the curiosity and promote enthusiasm in our youth about opportunities in pursuing biomedical and biobehavioral health and science careers.
The annual Science Day at NIH is a collaborative event hosted by:
- National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
- National Library of Medicine (NLM)
In partnership with:
Page updated April 16, 2021