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Hepatitis B Foundation Summer Research Internships Attract Top Students

Doylestown, PA (September 2012) - The Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF) sponsored 15 students to participate in their innovative educational summer programs geared towards training the scientists of tomorrow: the High School Science Enrichment program and College Summer Research Internships. Both are comprehensive programs that expose students to the real world of science and biotechnology entrepreneurship. The HBF provides high school and college students a unique experience in professional research labs to prepare them for potential careers in the fast-growing areas of biomedical research, biotechnology, and public health research.

The College Summer Research Internship Program provides junior and senior year college students the opportunity to apply for a competitive 10-week summer internship program. The selected students worked on individual projects with professional scientists from the HBF and its research institute. The students formally present their findings at the conclusion of the program to the Foundation and its research faculty members. Funding for the college internship program was provided in part by donations from Medical Diagnostic Laboratories; the Esterly Family Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation; The Edwin T. and Cynthia S. Johnson Foundation, and individual donors.

The High School Science Enrichment Program is a two-week course that offers students lab research, as well as the opportunity to learn about public health research, enjoy guest lectures, and attend professional seminars. The HBF’s Science Enrichment Program is funded as an EIO (Educational Improvement Organization) in the PA Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, to which Universal Health Services, Inc. of Delaware, Fulton Bank, and Univest Bank have generously designated HBF as one of their recipients.

Hepatitis B Foundation’s 2012 College and High School Summer Research Interns

2012 students

Front Row L to R:
Monica Perone (Palisades High School); Elliot Fitzsimmons (Lafayette College); Jessica Magri (Central Bucks West HS); Danielle Piazza (Ithaca College); Rebecca Hollenbach (Ursinus College)

Back Row L to R:
Daniel Simon (George School HS); Evan Trauger (Christopher Dock HS); Malcolm Hoffman (Spring-Ford HS); Allyson Briegel (Central Bucks East HS); Jonah Kim (North Penn HS); Lydia Adnane (Central Bucks South HS); Kelly McGuire (Temple University); Ethan Moritz (Wesleyan University); Christian Roh (Washington University)


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