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Virtual Science Café is Open to Students and the Community

Submitted by on April 15, 2020 – 3:51 pm
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High school and college students as well as the community are invited to attend a Virtual Science Café this month.

On Thursday, April 23, from 1:30 to 3 pm, Northern Essex Community College, the U54 Partnership between the UMass Boston-Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the Lawrence Mayor’s Health Task Force will host a Virtual Science Café that will connect the local community with researchers in an informal conversation focusing on cancer disparities and research.

Open to high school and college students as well as interested members of the community, the café will feature a diverse group of speakers, from professors to post-doctoral fellows, college students, and a behavioral health clinician. The program will be interactive and highlight the stories of researchers committed to social justice. Research opportunities for college students will be shared.

“We want to build connections between students, community members, and researchers, and highlight research-related career opportunities,” explains Sara Minsky, associate director, Center for Community-Based Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “We also want to communicate the importance of diversifying the public health and medical research workforce.”

This project is funded by the National Cancer Institute. If you have questions, contact Aileene Maldonado, Harvard Cancer Center U54 Partnership, or 617-655-3746.

Register here.