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June 8, 2015 – Our 9th cohort of BMT: STEM interns has started. Biomedical researchers from the Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) serve as mentors to clinical and laboratory iterns. Education professionals from Great Lakes Sceince Center and WVIZ ideastream serve as mentors to the scientific communication interns. All interns will explore diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease research, treatments, and prevention strategies. They will learn how to translate this new knowledge as they communicate with public audiences and the community.

Racquel Allen, BMT: STEM Clinical Intern, Senior at Cleveland School of Science and Medicine at John Hay High School, nentored by Sarah MacLeish, DO, Pediatric Endocrinologist, University Hospital’s Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Dary’us Bell, BMT: STEM Scientific Communication Intern, Sophomore at MC2 STEM High School, mentored by Eric Siler, Professional Learning Coordinator, Educational Technology, WVIZ ideastream

Thomas Cek, BMT: STEM Scientific Communication Intern, Sophomore at MC2 STEM High School, mentored by Robyn Kaltenbach, Manager of Visitor and School Engagement, Great Lakes Science Center

Briana Hatcher, BMT: STEM Clinical Intern, Senior at Cleveland School of Science and Medicine at John Hay High School, mentored by Candis Platt-Houston, MD, Medical Director, Lee-Harvard Health Center, MetroHealth Medical Center

Tony Johnson, Jr., BMT: STEM Clinical Intern, Senior at Cleveland School of Science and Medicine at John Hay High School, mentored by Simran Singh, MD and Sarah Augustine, MD, Physicians, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center

Camiya Pennington, BMT: STEM Laboratory Intern, Junior at Cleveland School of Architecture and Design at John Hay High School, mentored by Eben Alsberg, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University

Raven Robinson, BMT: STEM Laboratory Intern, Junior at Cleveland School of Science and Medicine at John Hay High School, mentored by Tracey Bonfield, PhD, Director of the CTSC Bioanalyte Core the Lung Infection and Inflammation Modeling Core, Case Western Reserve University

Shamira Stanley, BMT: STEM Clinical Intern, Junior at Cleveland School of Architecture and Design at John Hay High School, mentored by Julie Hewitt and Shirley Moore, RN, PhD, The Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University

DeJonay Taylor, BMT: STEM Scientific Communication Intern, Sophomore at MC2 STEM High School, mentored by Eric Siler, Professional Learning Coordinator, Educational Technology, WVIZ ideastream

Denasia Wagner, BMT: STEM Clinical Intern, Senior at Cleveland School of Science and Medicine at John Hay High School, mentored by Simran Singh, MD and Sarah Augustine, MD, Physicians, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center

William Watkins III,BMT: STEM Scientific Communication Intern, Sophomore at MC2 STEM High School, mentored by Robyn Kaltenbach, Manager of Visitor and School Engagement, Great Lakes Science Center

September 23, 2014 – Another cohort of BMT: STEM internship students is now underway! Cohort 7 includes students from three Cleveland Metropolitan School District high schools. Under the guidance of professional mentors from the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) of Cleveland, Great Lakes Science Center, and WVIZ ideastream. Interns will explore diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease research, treatments, and prevention strategies. They will learn how to translate this new knowledge as they communicate with public audiences and the community.

BMT: STEM Interns – Cohort 7

BMT: STEM interns learn about diabetes diagnosis

Cohort 7 BMT: STEM Interns and Mentors

Darrin Hunt, Junior at  Design Lab Early College High School, mentored by Naveen Uli, MD, Director, Healthy Kids and Healthy Weight Program and Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology and Anuradha Viswanathan, MD, Pediatric Endocrinologist, University Hospital’s Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Darrin Hunt, BMT: STEM Clinical Intern

Charmaine Jeff, Junior at Cleveland School of Science and Medicine at John Hay High School, mentored by Eileen Seeholzer, MD, Director, Obesity and Weight Management Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center

Charmaine Jeff, BMT: STEM Intern

Charmaine Jeff, BMT: STEM Clinical Intern

Symone Mustaquim, Senior at Cleveland School of Science and Medicine at John Hay High School, mentored by Christopher Snyder, MD, Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiology and Laurie Chudzik, Administrative Assistant, University Hospital’s Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Symone Mustaquim, BMT: STEM Intern

Symone Mustaquim, BMT: STEM Clinical Intern

Jaquelin Nunez-Rodriguez, Junior at Cleveland School of Science and Medicine at John Hay High School, mentored by Charles Modlin, MD, Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Urologist, and Founder and Director of the Minority Men’s Health Center of Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological Institute, Executive Director of Minority Health, Cleveland Clinic

Jacquelin Nunez-Rodriguez, BMT: STEM Intern

Jacquelin Nunez-Rodriguez, BMT: STEM Clinical Intern

Glynnisha Smith, Senior at MC2 STEM High School, mentored by Shirley Moore, RN, PhD, The Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing; Associate Dean for Research and Julie Hewitt, Program Director, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University

Glynnisha Smith, BMT: STEM Intern

Glynnisha Smith, BMT: STEM Clinical Intern

Autumn Marett, Junior at MC2 STEM High School, mentored by Eric Siler, Workshop Coordinator, WVIZ Ideastream

Autumn Marett, BMT: STEM Intern

Autumn Marett, BMT: STEM Scientific Communication Intern

 

We are proud to welcome our sixth cohort of BMT: STEM internship students representing three Cleveland Metropolitan School District high schools. Students will begin their internships under the guidance of professional mentors at Great Lakes Science Center, the Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC), and WVIZ ideastream starting the week of June 23, 2014. Through participation in the BMT: STEM internship program, students will learn about diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease studies, methods, and advancements. Students will learn how to communicate scientific information to the community and public audiences.

BMT: STEM Interns at Great Lakes Science Center

BMT: STEM Interns at Great Lakes Science Center

Cohort 6 Students and Mentors:

Adriana Blackmon, Senior at Design Lab High School, mentored by Takuya Sakaguchi, PhD, Assistant Staff, Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute

Adriana Blackmon, Senior Design Lab High School

Adriana Blackmon, Senior Design Lab High School

Mark Hairston, Sophomore at MC2 STEM High School, mentored by Robyn Kaltenbach, Manager of Visitor and School Engagement, Great Lakes Science Center

Mark Hairston, Sophomore, MC2 STEM High School

Mark Hairston, Sophomore, MC2 STEM High School

Dashai Kirkwood, Junior at MC2 STEM High School, mentored by Kim Hopkins, RN, and Melanie Ramos, RN, Clinical Researchers, Cleveland Clinic Clinical Research Unit

Dashai Kirkwood, Junior, MC2 STEM High School

Dashai Kirkwood, Junior, MC2 STEM High School

Amber Jones, Junior at Cleveland School of Science and Medicine at John Hay High School, mentored by Mary Dolansky, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Case/Cleveland Clinic Foundation Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Training Program Scholar, Case Western Reserve University School of Nursing

Amber Jones, Junior, Cleveland School fo Science and Medicine at John Hay

Amber Jones, Junior, Cleveland School fo Science and Medicine at John Hay

Jackson Klinehamer, Sophomore at MC2 STEM High School, mentored by Robyn Kaltenbach, Manager of Visitor and School Engagement, Great Lakes Science Center

Jackson Klinehamer, Sophomore, MC2 STEM High School

Jackson Klinehamer, Sophomore, MC2 STEM High School

Madelynn Klinehamer, Senior at MC2 STEM High School, mentored by Sarah MacLeish, DO, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital

Madelynn Klinehamer, Senior, MC2 STEM High School

Madelynn Klinehamer, Senior, MC2 STEM High School

Berlinda Kwofie, Senior at Cleveland School of Science and Medicine at John Hay High School, mentored by Ofer Reizes, PhD, Associate Staff, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute

Berlinda Kwofie, Senior, Cleveland School of Science and Medicine at John Hay High School

Berlinda Kwofie, Senior, Cleveland School of Science and Medicine at John Hay High School

Jessica Lewis, Sophomore at MC2 STEM High School, mentored by Eric Siler, Workshop Coordinator, WVIZ ideastream

Jessica Lewis, Sophomore, MC2 STEM High School

Jessica Lewis, Sophomore, MC2 STEM High School

Stephanie Perez, Sophomore at MC2 STEM High School, mentored by Eric Siler, Workshop Coordinator, WVIZ ideastream

Stephanie Perez, Sophomore, MC2 STEM High School

Stephanie Perez, Sophomore, MC2 STEM High School

Charmae Wainwright, Senior at Cleveland School of Science and Medicine at John Hay High School, mentored by Christopher Snyder, MD, Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital

Charmae Wainwright, Senior, Cleveland School of Science and Medicine at John Hay High School

Charmae Wainwright, Senior, Cleveland School of Science and Medicine at John Hay High School

 

COHORT 4 – BMT: STEM INTERNS

E’Lyric Christopher, MC2 STEM High School – Mentored by Sumana Narasimhan, MD, Pediatric Endocrinology, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital

Neasia Clevenger, MC2 STEM High School – Mentored by Robyn Kaltenbach, Great Lakes Science Center

Jasmine Howell, Design Lab Early College High School – Mentored by Julie Hewitt and Shirley Moore, RN, PhD, School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University

Kimberly Inthavong, MC2 STEM High School – Mentored by Margaret Kelly, RN, MSN and Karen Weaver, RN, Dahms Clinical Research Unit at University Hospitals

Jada Jenkins, MC2 STEM High School – Mentored by Reena Mehra, MD, MS, Sleep Disorders Center, Cleveland Clinic

Eric Johnson, MC2 STEM High School – Mentored by Robyn Kaltenbach, Great Lakes Science Center

Aniah McClellan, MC2 STEM High School – Mentored by Sumana Narasimhan, MD, Pediatric Endocrinology, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital

DaJahnaé Pryor, MC2 STEM High School – Mentored by Robyn Kaltenbach, Great Lakes Science Center

Kenyontay Pryor, Design Lab Early College High School – Mentored by Robyn Kaltenbach, Great Lakes Science Center

Alexander Robarge, MC2 STEM High School – Mentored by Natalie Brill and Dustin Tyler, PhD, FES Center, Case Western Reserve University

Tyra Stover, MC2 STEM High School – Mentored by Robyn Kaltenbach, Great Lakes Science Center

Jasmyn Young, MC2 STEM High School – Mentored by Robyn Kaltenbach, Great Lakes Science Center

 

COHORT 2 – BMT: STEM INTERNS AND MENTORS

Schabree Belcher, MC2 STEM High School – Mentored by Mary Dolansky, PhD, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University

Chaunise Brown, MC2 STEM High School – Mentored by Paul McGuigan, RN, CDE, Coordinator, Treatment Optionis for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY), University Hospital’s Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Elan Grisson, MC2 STEM High School – Mentored by Eric Siler, Workshop Coordinator, WVIZ Ideastream

Diamond Johnson, MC2 STEM High School – Mentored by Beth Hagesfeld, MS, Coordinator, Healthy Kids and Healthy Weight, University Hospital’s Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Samiyah McCall, MC2 STEM High School – Mentored by Eric Siler, Workshop Coordinator, WVIZ Ideastream

Yanna Morgan, MC2 STEM High School – Mentored by Shirley Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean of Research and The Edward J. and Jouise Mellen Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University

 

COHORT 1 – BMT: STEM INTERNS AND MENTORS

MC2STEM High School students will be participating in research and scientific communication internships with Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) and Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) mentors starting with a pilot program in the summer of 2012.

On the morning of July 17th, five high school students from MC2STEM arrived at Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) to learn about their participation in the first BioMedTech: STEM internship program. All extremely bright, professional, and accomplished, the students share a common interest in biomedicine. They form a dynamic and diverse group; each student is widely unique in his or her personality, hobbies, and goals. They can be the next generation of researchers if they so choose. If not, they will certainly be successful in any field they wish to pursue. These students have a very bright future and, because of them and others like them, so does the world.

Meet the 2012 BMT: STEM Interns:

Elan is a senior interested in pursuing a career in nursing. She plans to continue her education at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She thinks her internship will be a good experience that will introduce her to the medical system. She enjoys singing, writing poetry, and dancing.

 

Erynn is a senior interested in biomedical and environmental engineering. She aspires to earn a college degree and get a job. Erynn is looking forward to gaining hands-on experience in the laboratory. She also loves to dance.

Erynn – BMT: STEM Internship Student

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turha is a junior who would like to be a doctor. His primary motivation to achieve this goal is his desire to help people. Through his internship, Turha hopes to learn about biomedicine and gain a prestigious addition to his resume and college applications. He is extremely proficient in mathematics and has been in accelerated math classes since middle school.

Turha – BMT: STEM Internship Student

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samiyah is a junior who would rather be working in the lab than anywhere else. She is especially interested in biomedical and forensic research and its application to police investigations. With an earlier research internship already completed, Samiyah is excited to continue her exploration of science research and lab work. As much as she enjoys the lab, Samiyah also loves to be outside. She even has her boating license.

Samiyah – BMT: STEM Internship Student

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon is a junior interested in wildlife biology. He hopes to earn a degree from Case Western Reserve University. Brandon thinks his internship will help him to hone his researching skills and allow him to interact with many different people. True to his academic interests, Brandon enjoys the outdoors. He likes to camp and is a certified lifeguard.

Brandon – BMT: STEM Internship Student

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The students attended a two day orientation to prepare for their internships. They engaged in discussions about research ethics and science culture. They also completed an online tutorial offered by the National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research called Protecting Human Research Participants.

 

 

 

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