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New grants enable biomedical research centers to share science with their communities

Biomedical research institutions function as integral members of the communities that their scientists call home. Now 19 of those research centers are receiving nearly $10 million in new grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to share some science with their communities.

Some, such as the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York, and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, will bring science to school children, families and teachers in the inner city. Others--West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, WV; The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine; and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for example--will focus on students and teachers in isolated, rural communities. Minorities underrepresented in the sciences will benefit from programs run by the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine; the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle; and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, will focus on helping teachers teach science better.

Standards and assessment play a key role. The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, for example, will create Middle School LabLion to help middle school teachers and students meet state and national science standards. The program builds on its successful LabLion project in elementary schools, supported by previous HHMI grants.

Nearly 300 medical schools, academic health centers, independent biomedical research institutions, and schools of dentistry, public health and veterinary medicine were invited to compete for the grants. HHMI challenged them to propose innovative ways to advance public understanding of science in their communities through programs targeting K-12 students and teachers. The Institu
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Contact: Jennifer Donovan
donovanj@hhmi.org
301-215-8859
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
24-Jun-2003


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