(From the February 2016 Issue of MedStat)
New Program to Help Students Learn the Real World of Science and Explore Research Careers
Looking toward the future of medical research, a team at Nationwide Children’s recently received a five-year, $540,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to support a program to help students experience science-in-action and encourage them to consider careers in maternal and child health research. The “Futures Matter Program” will be a 10-week summer research experience for 20 talented local high school students, with underrepresented minority, economically disadvantaged and disabled students strongly encouraged to apply. More than 25 researchers from Nationwide Children’s will serve as mentors to the students in five interdisciplinary teams. The teams are designed to maximize the idea of team science, with mentors representing a wide array of medical and scientific fields. The Futures Matter Program will begin in summer 2016. For more information, visit NationwideChildrens.org/Futures-Matter.
Research Building III Receives LEED Gold Certification
Nationwide Children’s is pleased to announce that the Research Building III has received LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a rigorous certification program for proving that buildings have been constructed in accordance with strict environmental principles. LEED-certified buildings improve the health and well-being of their occupants, save energy and water, and use locally sourced and recycled materials.