A community of questioners at UA

September 15, 2010

By hammersmith

A new exhibit opening today at the Arizona Health Sciences Center chronicles 30 years of medical student researchers and nearly 25 years of disadvantaged high-school student researchers working in laboratories and clinics at the Center.

The exhibit, “UA College of Medicine Medical Student and High School Student Research Programs (1981-2010): Creating a Community of Questioners for the Future,” will present the work of participants in the College of Medicine’s Medical Student Research Program (MSRP), and its program for high-school students, the Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance (SIMI). Both programs are directed by Marlys Witte, a professor in the UA College of Medicine department of surgery.

The most gee-whiz facet of the exhibit:

The Virtual Clinical Research Center/Questionarium, an innovative, interactive interface that links clinical research centers nationally and internationally with K-12 schools, universities and the general public.

The exhibit will be in the Arizona Health Sciences Library’s Java City Café lounge, with an opening reception this afternoon from 4-6 pm. The free exhibit runs through Sunday, Oct. 31, open Sunday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

[More at the source: “Exhibit Chronicles 30 Years of Medical Student Research“]