OHSU Scientists to Host Middle and High School Students July 16-18

Three-day event part of PSU and OHSU collaborative programs for minority, underprivileged students

OHSU Scientists to Host Middle and High School Students July 16-18
WHAT: A three-day collaboration between Portland State University’s Summer Academy to Inspire Learning program, or SAIL, for underprivileged middle and high school students and Oregon Health & Science University’s Youth Engaged in Science, or YES!, initiative.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 16, through Thursday, July 18, 2013

WHERE: OHSU’s Marquam Hill campus and the Oregon National Primate Research Center in Beaverton

DETAILS: Portland-area middle and high school students who are second- or third-year participants in Portland State University’s SAIL program will spend July 16 – 18 learning about research and medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.

The students will visit as part of SAIL’s collaboration with OHSU’s YES! The OHSU initiative was created by OHSU neuroscientist Damien Fair, PA-C, Ph.D., in 2012 to address the underrepresentation of minority youth in science and medical education. SAIL’s mission is to encourage promising and under-privileged middle and high school students to pursue a path toward college.

The SAIL students participating at OHSU this week will learn about the teenage brain, get hands-on research experience with the Portland Alcohol Research Center, learn more about being a surgeon at the VirtuOHSU surgery simulation center and visit OHSU’s Oregon National Primate Research Center in Beaverton. The students also will have a chance to talk with OHSU professionals about what it takes to pursue a career in science or medicine.

Reported by: Stasia Bliss
Source: OHSU Press Release July 15th, 2013

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