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We’re putting research under the microscope

Mark your calendar and plan to attend these exciting and informative lectures and special events at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio that showcase biomedical research into diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

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  • Friday, January 30, 2015

    Speaker Series - What is a Clinical Trial? with Emily Collins, Quality Specialist, Clincal Trials Unit at Seidman Cancer Center, University Hospitals at 11:00 AM

    Learn about clinical trials and how they improve health and wellness. Highlighting local clinical trials studying diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. This presentation will explore the role of clinical trials in the development of new medical pharmaceuticals, devices, treatments, and diagnostic tools. We will discuss what is a clinical trial, why do we need them, and common myths surrounding clinical research.

    Emily Collins is a Quality Specialist for the Clinical Trials Unit at Seidman Cancer Center, University Hospitals of Cleveland. While her formal education was in music (B.A. and M.A. degrees from Case Western Reserve University), she has over 15 years experience in basic and clinical research. Emily joined the Seidman Cancer Center in 2005 and has held several different operational and management positions. In addition, Emily has served as a clinical trials consultant for the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM), providing research development, regulatory, and operational guidance to military and academic research partners.

    No additional charge - Speaker Series Programs for students and schools, focusing on clinical trials. Learn about clinical trials and how they improve health and wellness. Highlighting local clinical trials studying diabetes, obesity, and heart disease and their links to other diseases. To make reservations and integrate this unique opportunity into a GLSC field trip, contact 216-621-2400 (Monday-Friday, 9 AM-5:30 PM ).

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015

    Health Careers Exploration Day at 10:00 AM

    Which healthcare career interests you? Find out at Health Careers Exploration Day. Interact with local healthcare professionals. Explore GLSC exhibits highlighting biomedical technology. Engage in hands-on activities to learn about medicine. Meet with local college representatives. Find out how you can start your future in Northeast Ohio's largest and fastest growing career sector.

    2015 Career Panelists:

    - Tosha Vann, MD, Pediatrician, MetroHealth Medical Center
    - Marsheena Murray, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist, MetroHealth Medical Center
    - Sylvia Shabaya Gayle, PhD, Biomedical Researcher, Case Western Reserve University
    - Thomas Nowacki, Biomedical Illustrator, Cleveland Institute of Art
    - Karen Butler, MHA, Chief Operating Officer, Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services

    2015 colleges, universities, and organizations:
    - Baldwin Wallace University
    - Case Western Reserve University
    - Cleveland Clinic Perioperative Nurses
    - Cleveland FES Center
    - Cuyahoga Community College
    - Greater Cleveland Nurses Association
    - Hiram College
    - John Carroll University
    - Lake Erie College
    - Lorain County Community College
    - Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services
    - The Ohio State University
    - University of Akron

  • Friday, February 20, 2015

    Speaker Series - Clinical Trials Helping Teens and Youth at 11:00 AM

    Learn about local clinical trials helping teens and youth with diabetes, obesity, and/or heart disease.

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015

    Clinical Trials Information Day at 11:00 AM

    Learn about clinical trials and how they improve health and wellness. Highlighting local clinical trials studying diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Distance Learning - Clinical Trials Helping Teens and Youth at 1:00 PM

    Learn about local clinial trials helping teens and youth with diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.

    Designed for students in grades 7 through 12, the BMT: STEM distance learning programs explore the links between diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Northeast Ohio medical researchers share their cutting edge approaches to disease prevention and management. BMT: STEM programs are aligned with the Ohio Department of Education Science, Mathematics, and Technology Content Standards and National Science Education Standards. Due to the nature of the health care industry, dates and speakers are subject to change. To register, please contact John Ramicone, NOTA Program Manager at WVIZ, 216-916-6260, or john.ramicone@ideastream.org.

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Distance Learning - DNA Days: Genetics and Clinical Trials at 1:00 PM

    Find out how DNA, genetics, and molecular methods are an important part of clinical trials studying diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.

    Designed for students in grades 7 through 12, the BMT: STEM distance learning programs explore the links between diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Northeast Ohio medical researchers share their cutting edge approaches to disease prevention and management. BMT: STEM programs are aligned with the Ohio Department of Education Science, Mathematics, and Technology Content Standards and National Science Education Standards. Due to the nature of the health care industry, dates and speakers are subject to change. To register, please contact John Ramicone, NOTA Program Manager at WVIZ, 216-916-6260, or john.ramicone@ideastream.org.

  • Friday, April 24, 2015

    Speaker Series and National DNA Days Celebration - Genetics and Clinical Trials at 10:30 AM

    Celebrate DNA Days with us! Discover the inner workings of your genome with hands-on activities. extract your own DNA, build a double helix and use the tools of genetic science. Learn about DNA, genetics, and molecular methods used in local clinical trials studying diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Find out how you can make a difference through research.

    This is a two day event, April 24 (10:30 AM-1:00 PM) and April 24, 2015 (11:00 AM-3:00) at Great Lakes Science Center. Free program with paid admission to Great Lakes Science Center. Advance reservations are required for school groups. Please call 216-621-2400 (M-F, 9 AM to 5:30 PM) and ask your reservationist for times and details.

  • Saturday, April 25, 2015

    National DNA Days Celebration - Genetics and Clinical Trials at 11:00 AM

    Celebrate DNA Days with us! Discover the inner workings of your genome with hands-on activities. extract your own DNA, build a double helix and use the tools of genetic science. Learn about DNA, genetics, and molecular methods used in local clinical trials studying diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Find out how you can make a difference through research.

    This is a two day event, April 24 (10:30 AM-1:00 PM) and April 24, 2015 (11:00 AM-3:00) at Great Lakes Science Center. Free program with paid admission to Great Lakes Science Center. Advance reservations are required for school groups. Please call 216-621-2400 (M-F, 9 AM to 5:30 PM) and ask your reservationist for times and details.

  • Friday, May 1, 2015

    National Lab Day Celebration at 10:30 AM

    Become a medical laboratory or research technician for a day. Discover how medical laboratory professionals are involved in clincial trials studying diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Explore medical testing methods used to diagnose disease and conduct medical research. Visit with representative from local medical institutions to learn about laboratory careers. Hands-on activites.

    Join us on Friday, May 1, 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM or Saturday, May 2, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Free program with paid admission to Great Lakes Science Center. Advance reservations are required for school groups. Please call 216-621-2400 (M-F, 9 AM to 5:30 PM) and ask your reservationist for times and details.

  • Saturday, May 2, 2015

    National Lab Day Celebration at 11:00 AM

    Become a medical laboratory or research technician for a day. Discover how medical laboratory professionals are involved in clincial trials studying diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Explore medical testing methods used to diagnose disease and conduct medical research. Visit with representative from local medical institutions to learn about laboratory careers. Hands-on activites.

    Join us on Friday, May 1, 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM or Saturday, May 2, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Free program with paid admission to Great Lakes Science Center. Advance reservations are required for school groups. Please call 216-621-2400 (M-F, 9 AM to 5:30 PM) and ask your reservationist for times and details.