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OHSU scientists to host middle and high school students July 16 - 18

07/15/13  Portland, Ore.

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

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

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.

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