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Science Day for Students at NIH 2021 - Program Schedule

Monday, April 19, 2021

Time Activity Speakers
10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Welcome
Introductions Andrew Morrison
Opening Remarks Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D.
Eliseo Pérez-Stable, M.D.
10:20 a.m. - 11 a.m. From High School to Health Science: A Panel Discussion
A panel of scientists, doctors, and health researchers will discuss their journey from high school to a career in the biomedical field, and their motivation to persevere when faced with challenges. High school participants can ask live questions following the panel discussion. Courtney Aklin, Ph.D.
Saida Coreas
Hassan Tetteh, M.D.
Maryam Zaringhalam, Ph.D.
11 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. Break
     
11:05 a.m. - 12 p.m. Virtual Escape Room: An Intern’s First Day at NIH
In this virtual escape room, students will work together in teams to solve puzzles as they make their way around the NIH campus. This activity will not only help students learn more about the different institutes and centers that make up NIH, but will also simulate what an NIH intern might experience in one day.  
12 p.m. - 12:20 p.m. Lunch Break
   
12:20 p.m. - 12:55 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions - Round 1

 

Why Data Science is My Superpower
Hear from three data science superheroes on their unique journeys in the field with the opportunity to ask your burning questions on this diverse field of study.
Laura Biven, Ph.D.
Allissa Dillman, Ph.D.
Udana Torian
Nerve Signals and Fire Tornadoes
Atoms and molecules that have an electric charge are called ions and your nervous system uses ions to think, move, and sense the world around you. But how do tiny ions form signals that can travel around your body at over 100 miles/hour? With a fire tornado demo, we will use pressure and the motion of air molecules to help us understand what ions are doing when a nerve sends a signal!
John Rohde, Ph.D.
Mix Science with Art, History, Global Health or Anything Else to Make a Unique Career You’ll Love
Meet three professionals in exhibition, medical art, and global health at the National Library of Medicine. Find out what they do at the world's largest medical library and how they have developed their careers in science and the health arena. Explore careers that combine science, society, history and much more to promote good health around the world.
Donny Bliss
Dan Gerendasy, Ph.D.
Jiwon Kim
Hello, Future Physician!
Thought of becoming a doctor? Interested in being at the frontlines of improving health? Join us to explore your interests in medicine. This is your opportunity to talk with medical students and learn about their journey, and the experience of being in medical school. We will also share information about resources that will help you build your path to medical school.
Norma Poll-Hunter, Ph.D.
Bukky Akingbola
Nicholas Brutus
Jess Davila
Donald Rodriguez
STEP Your Way to STEM: Experiences From HiSTEP Alumni
The High School Scientific Training and Enrichment Program (HiSTEP) and HiSTEP 2.0 brings DC area students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds to NIH to participate in a summer internship to learn about biomedical research and health-related careers. Come and hear from recent alumni on what drew them to the program, their experiences, and the impact it had on their academic and professional journey. This session welcomes all students, but especially current sophomore and junior high school students.
Natasha Lugo-Escobar, Ph.D.
Jason Ejimogu
Luis Estrada
Redeit Woldebirham
12:55 p.m. - 1 p.m. Break
     
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions - Round 2

 

Hello, Future Physician!
Thought of becoming a doctor? Interested in being at the frontlines of improving health? Join us to explore your interests in medicine. This is your opportunity to talk with medical students and learn about their journey, and the experience of being in medical school. We will also share information about resources that will help you build your path to medical school.
Kimberly Bellamy
Bukky Akingbola
Nicholas Brutus
Jess Davila
Donald Rodriguez
What Librarians Can Do to Keep Us Healthy, Learning, and Discovering New Things
Librarians have a long history in pop culture of moving books around and shushing people. But with so much information available in the world today, libraries and librarians (including the National Library of Medicine and the people who work there) play a key role in helping people find the accurate, authoritative information they need, which is especially important when it comes to health and biomedical research. Join Mike Davidson and a panel of special guests from the National Library of Medicine to learn about what librarians and information professionals are doing to help collect, organize, and provide access to health information and scientific knowledge!

Mike Davidson
Terry Ahmed
Marie Preston
Brandie Pullen

Save a Life!
Dr. Holden will describe a day in the life of an Emergency Department physician. Students will learn four life saving techniques that they can implement immediately if needed.
Lynne Holden, M.D.
The Lizard is Loaded; Literally
A diabetes epidemic essentially began globally in the late 80s/early 90s, and while it has flattened off over the last few years it is still increasing in people younger than 20 years old, and in minority populations. 34.2 million people in the United States have diabetes—that’s 1 in 10 people. As can be seen with the present Coronavirus epidemic, the need to find solutions and understand the underlying pathology when a disease emerges becomes paramount. I will provide insight into advances that occurred in the last 30 years in particular.
Josephine Egan, M.D.
Kickstart Your Science Career
Ever wonder what “basic science” is all about, and how basic research can lead to major scientific breakthroughs? How about the careers available in this path? Come ask the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Director anything you ever wanted about science, education, career paths, and more! Students will play a Kahoot! game, and can join the game at kahoot.it
Jon Lorsch, M.D.
1:30 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. Break
     
1:35 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Celebrating Teen Winners of NIMHD Envisioning Health Equity Art Challenge  

In this event celebrating the three teen winners (1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place) of the Envisioning Health Equity Art Challenge hosted by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), Dr. Gina Roussos will introduce the art challenge, its goals, and then present the winners and their art entries.

Gina Roussos, Ph.D.
1:50 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Prizes and Closing Remarks
 



Last Reviewed: March 10, 2021