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ORWH Hosts College Student Visits

The Office of Research on Women's Health hosted nearly 200 students this summer through college programs that encourage women and minorities to advance in scientific careers. Approximately 30 students were part of the Howard University Minority Graduate Education Program who visited ORWH in June. The program's goal is to increase the development of Ph.D. recipients in science, mathematics, and engineering at Howard. ORWH collaborated with a number of institutes and centers to organize presentations and a tour of the Clinical Center. A panel of NIH scientists described educational and scientific opportunities as well as the benefits of science careers here.

Students from the University of Virginia observe brain specimens from a neuroscience presentation by Dr. Cheryl Kitt of NINDS.

In July, 130 students from the University of Virginia School of Medicine Medical Academic Advancement Program participated in a full day of activities. Dr. John Ruffin, NIH associate director for research on minority health, stressed the importance of focus and determination in achieving scientific goals. The students participated in hands-on neuroscience demonstrations and learned about research and training opportunities. The program ended with presentations at the National Library of Medicine.

Howard University students tour the Visitor Information Center with Sue LaRoche (r) of the Clinical Center.

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