An Opportunity of a Lifetime: Reimaging the Framework of Research

The 2020 Vanderbilt PAECER-SURE program was built from critical thinking by our program facilitators, Joey Barnett, Ph.D., and Kendra Oliver, Ph.D.. They had to completely reimagine what was intended to be an immersive summer of research in the lab. Their ability to adapt this program into a totally virtual setting while maintaining the components ofContinue reading “An Opportunity of a Lifetime: Reimaging the Framework of Research”

Freedom of Choice Unlike Any Other Career

Br: Grace Garrett As I was growing up and encouraged to explore career areas, I didn’t realize at the time how wide of a field science is. Current scientific research can be used for application in all aspects of life and this limitless quality is one of my favorite things about science today. I enjoyContinue reading “Freedom of Choice Unlike Any Other Career”

Nipping it in the Bud: Looking to the Roots of Health Disparities in Structural Systems

By: Grace Garrett The human race is 99.9% identical on a molecular, genetic level. The cause of an illness in an individual person may be molecularly based, but it doesn’t explain differences in burden of illness and injury for entire groups of people. The social determinants of health are social, environmental, and interpersonal factors that influence a person’sContinue reading “Nipping it in the Bud: Looking to the Roots of Health Disparities in Structural Systems”

Increasing Scientific Accessibility and Interest to Shape Our Future

By: Grace Garrett Scientific discoveries change the way we live our lives every day. Unfortunately, although science permeates every aspect of our lives, it is not becoming any easier to access. Between 1989 and 2001, the number of newspapers including a science section shrank by two thirds, and in five hours of televised news, there mayContinue reading “Increasing Scientific Accessibility and Interest to Shape Our Future”