The 2014 DIVRO Class at the NIH Poster Day (left to right): Nora Salgado, DIVRO Program Co-head; Jose Salazar; Eric Kudiwu; Kaifa Boyce; Alejandro Morales Martinez; David Fernandez-Fidalgo; Darnell Robin; Modupe Adetunji; Elizabeth Fairless; Ann-Gelle Carter; Brina Olunkwa; Dr. Cesar Perez-Gonzalez, DIVRO Program Co-head.
DIVRO Intern Brown Bag Lunch:
Front Row (left to right): Alexis Warren, Libby Fairless, Ann-Gelle Carter. Back Row: Nora Salgado (DIVRO Program Co-head), Darnell Robin, Jose Salazar, Brina Olunkwa, Kaifa Boyce, Dr. Cesar Perez-Gonzalez (DIVRO Program Co-head).
Twelve students participated in the third class of DIVRO interns in the summer of 2014, coming to the NEI to conduct research in vision and ophthalmology. The students, from local high schools and universities across the country, spent their summer working in various labs and facilities across the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD, presenting their work at the 2014 NIH Summer Poster Day.
In addition to their lab work, the DIVRO interns participated in a series of brown bag sessions with Dr. Robert Lembo, Deputy Director of the NIH Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education; Dr. Roland Owens, Assistant Director in the NIH Office of Intramural Research; former DIVRO interns currently at the NEI as postbaccalaureate fellows; and Dr. James Raber, Chief of the NEI Veterinary Research and Resources Section. They also presented at the NEI Summer Journal Club on Topics in Vision and Ophthalmology, visited the NEI Eye Clinic and the NEI Central Animal Facility, and participated in workshops sponsored by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education.
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