Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to Host Career Day for High School Students
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – October 3, 2012–Wake Forest Baptist
Medical Center is hosting a Research Career Day on Saturday, Oct. 20 to
introduce high school students in western North Carolina to career
opportunities in biomedical research. Students in grades nine through 12 are
eligible to attend.
The event, which is open to students and their teachers and
parents, will include a presentation by Janice D. Wagner, D.V.M., Ph.D., vice
president and senior associate dean for research at Wake Forest Baptist, and a
panel discussion by biomedical research professionals who work in positions
such as laboratory technology, manufacturing, animal resources, doctoral-level
scientist and physician-scientist.
Following the panel discussion, students will tour the Wake
Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, where scientists work to engineer
replacement tissues and organs in the laboratory. At the institute, students
will learn about technologies used in research and meet some of the many
research professionals involved in laboratory operations.
The goal of the day is to introduce students to a variety of
research career opportunities, explain how multiple disciplines work together,
and review the educational requirements for various careers.
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