Bara Fintel is a health policy researcher for the Research on Adverse Drug Events And Reports (RADAR) project led by Dr. Charles L. Bennett of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Ms. Fintel has researched the Austrian health care system and works as a patient navigator for the Inflection Navigator Project, which aims to ensure that patients diagnosed with cancer get proper care. Ms. Fintel graduated from Columbia University, and will be starting medical school this fall at the Feinberg School.
Many children in the 1960's, like the kindergartner pictured above, were born with phocomelia as a side effect of the drug thalidomide, resulting in the shortening or absence of limbs. (Photo by Leonard McCombe//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
With support from Science in Society and visiting scientists and faculty, high school students in this program undertake a genetics case study, learn about a hereditary health disorder, and use DNA-based laboratory diagnostics to determine the likelihood of mutation in the fictional patient. Afterward, students assess risk around...
These works were created by students in AP Studio Art at Evanston Township High School. Each student selected one of the winners of the 2016 Scientific Images Contest on which to base their work.... Read More