NIH awards nearly $11.5 million to support science education programs

The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today announced it will provide nearly $11.5 million to fund 11 Science Education Partnership Awards (SEPA) across the nation. The SEPA projects are designed to inform the public about health issues, foster science literacy, and encourage students to consider careers in the health sciences.

Through mobile laboratories, portable science kits, planetarium films, and online activities, these SEPA projects will provide hands-on, inquiry-based, instruction on topics such as cardiovascular risk factors, genetic testing, and diabetes treatment and prevention. Participants will study multiple research-related issues, learn about the clinical trials process, and examine their own health and lifestyle choices.

"These programs reach out to students and their families, and target some of the most important issues in medicine today such as ethics, evidence-based medicine, and bioinformatics," said Barbara M. Alving, M.D., Acting Director of NCRR. "We also want to show students that they have the opportunity to envision careers in medicine, clinical research, drug discovery, and the basic sciences."

SEPA programs reach out to students in rural and underserved communities by funding K-12 classroom activities, as well as science centers and museum exhibits across the country. The awards support professional development for science teachers; the development and distribution of hands-on science curricula; traveling exhibits; and Websites for students, teachers, and the general public.

In the initial three-year phase, partnerships are formed among biomedical and clinical researchers, educators, community groups, and other interested organizations to create programs that provide a better understanding of scientific research. In a second, two-year phase these SEPA-generated curricula are broadly disseminated.

This round of 11 grants b

Contact: Ann Puderbaugh
NIH/National Center for Research Resources

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Argonne wins three R&D 100 awards for innovative technologies
2. ASBMB taps 8 scientists and 1 politician for top awards
3. 2007 EURYI: 20 young researchers to receive Nobel Prize-sized awards for breakthrough ideas
4. US Department of Defense awards $1.6 million for implantable biochip research
5. 20 Kentucky firms share $1.9 million from state to match federal SBIR-STTR awards
6. The Cancer Genome Atlas awards funds for technology development
7. NIH awards nearly $21 million to fund cutting-edge research equipment
8. SNM presents awards on Capitol Hill
9. National awards for 2 University of York scientists
10. Burroughs Wellcome Fund awards $14M to support physician-scientists
11. NIH awards VBI, Mayo Clinic $2.4M to study chronic rhinosinusitis

Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/29/2015)... , Oct. 29, 2015   MedNet Solutions ... the entire spectrum of clinical research, is pleased to ... High Tech Association (MHTA) as one of only three ... the "Software – Small and Growing" category. The Tekne Awards ... who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership. ...
(Date:10/29/2015)... 29, 2015 NXTD ) ... focused on the growing mobile commerce market and ... StackCommerce, a leading marketplace to discover and buy ... smart wallet on StackSocial for this holiday season. ... the "Company"), a biometric authentication company focused on ...
(Date:10/26/2015)... October 26, 2015 ... ReportnsReports.com adds Biometrics Market Shares, ... as well as Emerging Biometrics Technologies: ... to its collection of IT and ... . --> http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/427352-biometrics-market-shares-market-strategies-and-market-forecasts-2015-to-2021.html ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... CHICAGO, Ill. , Nov. 30, 2015  AbbVie, ... all-inclusive program that focuses on a daily routine for ... patients take their medication can affect the way the ... and follow to their a daily routine are important. ... is to help patients better manage their hypothyroidism by ...
(Date:11/28/2015)... ... 28, 2015 , ... • Jeon Jin Bio Corp, a Korean Biotech venture ... , Bird Free, an oil-based, gel formula ... modalities including visual, smell, taste and touch, enabling safe, effective avian control without toxic ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , England , November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Medical, an innovative medical device company specializing in imaging technologies, ... from the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 ... company to carry out a large-scale clinical trial in breast ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151016/277917) , --> ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... and HOLLISTON, Mass. , ... Inc. (Nasdaq: HART ), a biotechnology company developing ... CEO Jim McGorry will present at the ... 1, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. PT. The presentation will ... for 30 days. Management will also be available at ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: