New interprofessional program educates grade school kids about diseases
The STEM Scholars Program, a new interprofessional program at UT Health San Antonio, unites dental, medical, nursing, graduate and health professions students together to teach lessons at K-12 schools. The first project was teaching lessons about diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s at BASIS Primary School to 4th and 5th grade students.
The STEM Scholars Program is funded by a grant from the Student Services Fee Committee to Charlotte Anthony, marketing specialist, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Ramaswamy Sharma, Ph.D., assistant professor, Cell Systems and Anatomy, Long School of Medicine and Irene Chapa, Ph.D., director, Recruitment and Science Outreach.
Links to articles about the lessons:
1st visit article: www.utbiomed.com/diabeteslesson
2nd visit article:www.utbiomed.com/cancerlesson
3rd visit article:www.utbiomed.com/alzheimerlesson