Akron Children’s announces summer 2014 scholars


Fifteen students will be working at Akron Children’s Hospital this summer as part of the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute’s Summer Pediatric Research Scholars program.

The students – college sophomore or juniors considering careers in medical-related fields – will conduct research projects mentored by physicians, surgeons, clinical pharmacologists and others. Students also attend weekly educational classes covering biomedical research fundamentals.

They will be working on a variety of projects aimed at quality improvement and best practices, as well as streamlining hospital processes and enhancing the patient experience.

 The 2014 summer scholars are:

Students will conduct research projects through the hospital system, including such areas as the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Vision Center, Orthopedics, the Family Child Learning Center in Tallmadge, and Beeghy campus in Boardman.

Akron Children’s Summer Pediatric Research Scholars Program began in 2006. To date, nearly 90 students have completed the program and several student investigations have culminated with a presentation at a national conference or publication in a scientific journal.

At the end of the ten weeks, the students present their study findings to medical staff members, researchers, family members, and peers.

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