American Junior Academy
of Science Representatives Visit NIH
Photos by Bill Branson
Science teachers, high school fledgling scientists and other
representatives of the American Junior Academy of Science
visited NIH on Feb. 17 in conjunction with the annual meeting
of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The visit was sponsored by the NIH Visitor Information Center,
part of the Office of Communications and Public Liaison, and
the National Library of Medicine.
Gloria Takahashi, director of the Southern California
Junior Academy of Science in Los Angeles, and her
husband Harry (c) talk to NCI visiting fellow Kundan
research fellow Sheila Nolan greets the students.
cold room of the Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Branch, NHLBI fellow Heather Jones shows aspects
of her research laboratory.
fellow Melinda Butsch Kovacic (l) discusses what
led her from the bench to work in cancer prevention
and epidemiology. "It's never too late to change
directions," she says. At right, NIMH postdoctoral
fellow Cherie Butts talks about the excitement of
working at NIH. "You have access to the best brains
in the world, the best technology in the world and
the best environment for exploring new ideas
images from the History of Medicine collection, Dr.
Donald King, NLM deputy director for research and
education, encourages students to explore the social
and historical aspects of medicine. The young people
later toured NLM's "Changing the Face of Medicine" exhibit
to learn how women have influenced and enhanced the
practice of medicine.
program concluded with lunch in the VIC, where the
fellows joined the students for lunch and engaging
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