August 12, 2016: 35th Annual CHORI Summer Student Research Symposium: A Golden Affair

On August 12, 2016 the CHORI community hosted its’ 35th Summer Student Research Symposium. Enthusiastic students, proud parents and family members, CHORI & UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital faculty mentors and staff, and many friends joined together to celebrate the accomplishments of this summers’ class. During the summer, 44 students (64% female, 34% in high school, 77% under-represented minority, low income or with a disability) worked one-on-one with their research mentor to develop their own unique hypothesis driven project. Mentors were recruited not only from the CHORI and BCHO campus, but also from the UC Berkeley Stem Cell Center, and the UCSF Parnassus, Laurel Heights and SF General Campuses. This broad range of mentors allowed for a very diverse research experience for the students. This years’ symposium booklet features student biographies, research experiences, and some of the activities our students participated in this summer: Download the 2016 Symposium Guide

Given we were ‘sharing the spotlight’ with the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio De Janeiro, we paid a special tribute to our research mentors. Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals were presented to mentors who had given their time and expertise to students for a minimum of 3, 5 and 10 years respectively over the past decade. Their effort is what makes this program both sustainable and unparalleled.

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