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  • Our high school teacher professional development program in human genetics and genomics, Teaching the Genome Generation (TtGG), has proven to be a desirable and successful program in New England. As TtGG matures, we expect to introduce the program to more New England high schools, expand to Sacramento, California in 2018 (site of a third JAX […]

  • Inspiring and fostering today’s students in STEM careers to serve as the next generation of scientists is important to our nation’s future. To that end, National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins will host a conversation with middle school students to answer their questions about becoming a scientist, and discuss the excitement of pursuing […]

  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science included three SEPA investigators among the 2018 group of 416 elected Fellows. The Fellows, announced Nov. 27, will be recognized at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. During a Fellows Forum on Feb. 16, they will be presented with an official certificate and the AAAS […]

  • HIV Education
    | News, Project Update

    December 1, 2018, marks the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. There has been significant progress in treatment and knowledge since 1988. However, HIV/AIDS continues to be a major threat, largely due to ongoing ignorance about the disease. Young people, especially, continue to be highly vulnerable. One SEPA-funded project, MicroMatters, addresses the challenge by enabling […]

  • NIH SciEd Conference: April 22 – April 25, 2019
    | Events, News

    Colleagues, Please reserve the following dates for the next 2 NIH SciEd conferences (aka SEPA PI meeting): SciEd 2019 Begins with a reception on the evening of Monday, April 22 Ends before lunch on Thursday, April 25 SciEd 2020 Begins with a reception on the evening of Tuesday, May 26 Ends before lunch on Friday, […]

  • October – National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    | News

    Breast cancer is unfortunately an issue that hits too close to home for many of us. The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is helping to raise awareness about the importance of detecting breast cancer early. Please visit healthfinder.gov/NHO/OctoberToolkit for tips and information on how you can help spread the word about the importance early detection […]

  • Walter Reed Army Institute of Research’s program, “In-School Internships for Teachers and Students in Underserved Schools” has proven to be quite successful with its strategic component of utilizing near-peer mentors to work with students and teachers throughout the school year. Near-peer mentors are undergraduate/post-baccalaureate interns majoring in STEM disciplines who are passionate about sharing their […]

  • WVU Health Sciences works to tackle childhood obesity
    | News

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University is aiming to promote healthier lifestyles for children across the state. The annual Health Sciences Technology Academy Biomedical Summer Institute camp, which wrapped up this year on Friday, looks to spread the word of positive messages and practices when it comes to tackling childhood obesity, with a little help […]

  • STEM education geared toward next generation of teachers
    | News, Project Update

    MORGANTOWN – One West Virginia University program is on a mission to train the state’s next generation of science, technology, engineering and math teachers. Those teachers in turn will energize a new legion of grade and high school students to embrace science and technology, said Dr. Ann L. Chester, assistant vice president for Education Partnerships […]

  • MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV)– All week high school juniors from 26 counties across the state have come together to conduct research projects related to childhood health. 120 students are attending the Health Sciences Technology Academy Biomedical Summer Institute Camp at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center. At the camp their learning about early childhood obesity, […]