Fort Bend Independent School District
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Fort Bend ISD Students Present Research Projects at 2011 PIPELINE Culmination Program and Luncheon
FORT BEND ISD - Five Fort Bend ISD high school students presented their scientific research projects and findings completed during a summer internship offered through the Center for Research on Minority Health (CRMH) PIPELINE Scientific Training Program. Presenting were students: Sejal Lahoti, Rebecca Lee and Jasmin Sheth of Hightower High School; and Empress James and Kharina Williamson of Marshall High School. The students presented before a group of medical, health and research professionals at the 2011 PIPELINE Culmination Program and Luncheon, hosted by Dr. Lovell A. Jones and the CRMH, Department of Health Disparities Research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
The (CRMH) PIPELINE Scientific Training Program exposes students to careers in healthcare and allows them to take part in ongoing research in one of the biomedical disciplines under the guidance of a full-time member of Cancer Center’s faculty and other Texas Medical Center mentors. The students prepare oral and written reports of their activities to present to fellow students, faculty and research sponsors. Their projects focus on the areas of health disparities, public health, and community-based participatory research.
The FBISD interns were among 11 students to participate in the program this summer. To date, approximately 45 interns have completed the PIPELINE program.