FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Contact: Leah C. Payne, Director of Public Affairs, Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, 304-691-1713
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.—The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and the Marshall University School of Pharmacy are recipients of a $40,000 UNITE grant from the U. S. Army Educational Outreach Program, which will be used to further develop the schools’ annual Health Care Pipeline Initiative (HCPI).
HCPI is a summer immersion program for low income and/or minority high school students interested in health care, technology, research and engineering fields. The program historically has been a one-week residential camp, but will now expand to a four-week experience as a direct result of the UNITE grant.
“We are so pleased to have received this UNITE grant through the U.S. Army,” said Shelvy Campbell-Monroe, Ph.D., assistant dean for diversity at both schools. “Exposing students in our region to science and high-technology careers is essential to meet the demands of the economy and future workplace.”
Students entering 9th grade through the 12th grade in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio are eligible to apply for the summer program, which begins June 27 and runs through July 22. The camp includes accommodations on Marshall University’s Huntington campus, learning experiences taught by Marshall University professionals and graduate students, and participation in hands-on activities that highlight health care, engineering and technology fields.
For more information on the program and application process, please visit: http://jcesom.marshall.edu/students/diversity/
The UNITE grant is administered through the Technology Student Association.
Date Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2016