Scientists have developed a molecular “clock” that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. The research, published this week in PNAS, describes how the addition of chemical tags to DNA over time can potentially be used to screen for developmental differences and health problems in children.
The Mini Med School Summer Studentship is intended to provide well-motivated students, with records of exceptional academic performance, an opportunity to work closely with the research community at BC Children's Hospital.
Successful candidates have the opportunity to work at BC Children's Hospital on a specific research project over 6-weeks between July and August and will receive a stipend of $1,500. Funding for up to 4 studentships have been generously provided by BC’s Children’s Hospital Foundation.
To be eligible to apply for the Mini Med Summer Studentship you must meet the following conditions:
- Be a current grade 12 student while attending the Mini Med School sessions *The applicant must be at least 16 years of age or turning 16 years of age within 3 months of the application deadline to meet the minimum safety standards for working onsite*
- Be nominated by a high school teacher to attend the Mini Med School series
- Attend all the Mini Med School sessions in October-November at BC Children's Hospital (Students who watch the sessions online are not eligible to apply)
To apply download the 2020 Mini Med Summer Studentship Application.
The deadline for submitting a complete application is Friday, January 10, 2020 at 4:30 pm.
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