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This science camp tackles the art and science of medical diagnosis

July 18, 2015 | by

There’s science camp, and then there’s “mystery” science camp. City of Hope’s new science camp for middle school students is of the especially engaging latter variety.

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Junior medical investigator Natasha Kearl participates in City of Hope’s first science camp for middle school students.

From Monday, July 13, to Friday, July 17, rising middle-school students from across the San Gabriel Valley were presented with a “patient” with an undiagnosed disease. From there, they tackled the art and science of medical diagnosis.

The junior medical investigators explored the potential illnesses from which the patient might be suffering and then conducted tests that would eliminate potential diseases.

Alexandra Race, Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program coordinator at City of Hope, told the Los Angeles Daily News that what sets this science camp apart from others is that it has more of a medical focus.

“We combined both the medical aspect of City of Hope and the research aspect,” Race said in the interview. “They’re diagnosing a patient with this mysterious illness and they’re doing medical tests, but also using some of the principles of research.”

For 12-year-old Natasha Kearl from Glendora, California, who’s considering a career in the medical field, the science camp was a perfect fit.

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Students like Tylen make for a brighter, more hopeful future

September 18, 2012 | by
Photo of High school student Tylen Kelly, left, and science teacher Jeff Radsick

High school student Tylen Kelly, left, discusses her research with science teacher Jeff Radsick. (Photo by Darrin S. Joy)

You just don’t see a lot of 17-year-old high schoolers like Tylen Kelly.

She’s bubbly and talkative, with highlighted braids and bright, smiling eyes. And she’s as sharp as they come.

More than that, she’s driven to succeed. And she’s getting an early shot at scientific success through her class at City of Hope – an opportunity to work directly with scientists in the lab even before graduating from high school.

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