Four high school girls stand together wearing lab coats

Mentoring in Medicine Event Surprises and Motivates Students

The students’ gasps were audible when Dr. Lawrence Tabak, principal deputy director at NIH, shared how many times his medical school applications were rejected. Not once. Not twice. No. His 29 applications were all rejected. And yet, he persevered. Perseverance, motivation, curiosity, and the importance of mentors were just a few of the themes of…

A high school girl wearing safety goggles smiles broadly.

School May Be Out for Summer, but Science Is Always In

Just before the end of the school year, hundreds of middle and high school students from the Washington, DC area gathered at NIH for the National Library of Medicine’s third annual Science Pathfinders Day. Through demonstrations, hands-on activities, and speeches, students got to experience what it might be like to work in a lab, a…