Creation of a Massive Pipeline Program: Overcoming Socio-Economic Barriers For Healthcare Workforce Diversification

Aug 17, 2015

We received word today that we were awarded a ~$2M Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). With this grant, we will now double our number of students at the high school level (to >25 students/yr between SARE and our partnering program BRBT, which is another Hopkins high school program that shares our goals and values). We will also expand to include undergraduates (~17/yr) from disadvantaged backgrounds as part of the Summer Internship Program (SIP). We will also create a new program, the Doctoral Diversity Program (DDP), which will provide a 1-year mentored research and career development opportunity to 5 postbaccalaureate students annually. To accomplish this, we have assembled a wonderful team of Johns Hopkins Faculty and Staff who will help make this happen. Our overall goal is to establish a pipeline program to prepare students from disadvantaged backgrounds to be able to pursue advanced degrees in medical and STEM fields. Overall, this is a massive, comprehensive effort in which we will be impacting 48, 52, and 56 students in 2016, 2017, and 2018, respectively.

Christopher Gets Published!

Dec 09, 2014

Christopher Miller become a published author!  See his paper here.

SARE Gets Peer Reviewed and Published!

Aug 31, 2013

To ensure that SARE is top flight and to help make SARE scalable, we sought the advice of experts in the science education field through peer review.  Please see Kabacoff et al. 2013.

Gift of Science, Gift of Self

Jun 10, 2013

Before Stephanie Keyaka, then a rising high school sophomore, came to Johns Hopkins for a summer of research, she thought scientists were “strict, mean and all cooped-up.” Instead, she found that Johns Hopkins scientists are “down-to-earth and look just like everyone else walking down the street.” That’s high praise!  To read more, click here.

Knocking Down the Ivory Tower

May 21, 2013

Doug Robinson didn’t set out to create an outreach program. His family volunteered at Boys Hope Girls Hope in northeast Baltimore, a nonprofit that provides housing and a structured environment to help students achieve their dream of attending college. Robinson, a Johns Hopkins professor of cell biology, mentored some of the students but wanted to do more.

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High schoolers to show off their summer research

Aug 15, 2012

The Summer Academic Research Experience (SARE) pairs specially selected teens who come from academically disadvantaged homes with university mentors who guide them through a mini research project. The students gain valuable work skills, learn about scientific careers, get tutoring help, practice their writing, gather data for their projects and earn some cash for the future. The group will present their research findings during a poster session at the Johns Hopkins University medical campus on August 20 in the Bodian Room (1830 Building Rm 2-200) from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.  To read more, click here.

Summer scholars celebrate first high school graduates

Aug 18, 2011

To encourage promising high school students to pursue careers in academia and research, Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine welcome scholars from Baltimore’s Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) to work in university laboratories. From June through August each summer for the past three years, high school students have worked alongside scientists in Johns Hopkins University laboratories producing raw data that supports the research goals of their mentors.  To read more, click here.