Release Date: November 15, 2018
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Simulating the flow of liquid through an artificial blocked artery. Gram staining bacteria, and observing it under a microscope. Running cookie taste tests to learn about clinical trials.
On Friday, Nov. 16, high school students in health or life sciences academies in Western New York schools will travel to downtown Buffalo to take part in the first annual Health Sciences Symposium. The event features a full morning of interactive, hands-on activities in health care and life sciences.
WHAT: First annual Health Sciences Symposium.
WHERE: The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo at 955 Main St. in downtown Buffalo.
WHO: About 150 high schoolers enrolled in health or life sciences academies in Hamburg, Lancaster and West Seneca schools.
Presenting partners include UB, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Ivoclar Vivadent, The Jacobs Institute, Kaleida Health, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Unyts. Presenters will include students from the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Department of Biochemistry and Neuroscience Program in the Jacobs School.
UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences also played a lead role in organizing the event.
ON-SITE CONTACT: Julianna Fortain, marketing and special events coordinator for the UB Office of Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-881-7586.
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 16. Highlights include:
Each workshop session will feature all of the following options for students, and more:
WHY: The symposium engages local high school students in educational, hands-on activities that have relevance to future careers in medicine, health care and life sciences. The event also gives students the opportunity to meet professionals in these fields, and to visit the UB Jacobs School building, a state-of-the-art facility that is a cornerstone of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Experiences like these help to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This strengthens the region’s life sciences workforce and economy.