Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy-Upper School junior Sarah Hanna of Stamford was among a select group of high school students from all across the country chosen to participate in Yale University’s Discovery to Cure High School Internship Program.
Established in 2003, the summer program introduces rising high school seniors to Yale’s biomedical laboratories in the hope that they will consider pursuing careers in the fields of science and medicine. Only 12 percent of eligible students are selected to participate in the program.
Over the course of several weeks during the summer, participating teens are assigned mentors and spend time participating in a research project directed by the program’s principal investigator. The Discovery to Cure program culminates with the delivery by each student of a 10-minute presentation about his or her research project to a large audience composed of Yale staff, family members and others.
“I am excited about what this summer holds and the opportunities the Discovery to Cure program may lead to,” said Hanna.