Forty-three summer interns and special volunteers conducted research at the NEI during the summer of 2015, working on a variety of different topics in ophthalmology and vision research. These students, from high schools and universities around the country, spent eight to twelve weeks working in labs across the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD, and the NIH Twinbrook Campus in Rockville, MD.
The Diversity In Vision Research and Ophthalmology (DIVRO) summer program, sponsored by the NEI Office of the Director, celebrated its fifth anniversary with another twelve African-American and Latino students interested in pursuing scientific or medical careers.
In addition to their scientific work, interns visited the NEI Eye Clinic and participated in the Summer Intern Journal Club on Topics in Vision Research and Responsible Conduct of Research training. Additionally, interns had the opportunity in career development workshops and scientific talks organized by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education
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