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November 19, 2022

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University launches program, uses community case studies to engage middle schoolers in STEM to reduce health and workforce disparities

AccessHope’s foundational partner, Emory Healthcare, and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, received a five-year, $1.34 million Science Education Partnership Award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the Office of Data Science Strategy at National Institutes of Health (NIH). Scientists will investigate whether problem-based learning, directly applied to case studies relevant to the students’ own communities in Georgia, will more effectively increase diversity in the biomedical research workforce and reduce health disparities.

The program will be delivered as an after-school science education program. The program’s goal is to add diversity among the future biomedical and oncology workforce, in turn benefiting Georgia patient care through research, and reducing health and cancer disparities.

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