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Free Virtual Diabetes Research Summer Program for High School and College Students

By Katie Mahoney and Kelly Close

Diabetes research program for teens and young adults interested in biomedical research, medicine, and academic science; program begins July 6, free registration is open until July 1

We recently learned about an exciting opportunity for young people interested in diabetes science and research: Dr. Jason Kim is leading a four-week virtual diabetes research program for high school and college students. The program starts on Monday, July 6, and meets for one hour each day; it was founded by Dr. Kim and his daughters Lauren and Allison Kim. Participants will learn about topics including genetic testing for diabetes, improving blood glucose management for toddlers and teens, and more.

Some key program details include:

  • 12 one-hour sessions run by Dr. Kim and other diabetes researchers and experts from well-known institutions such as Washington University in St. Louis and Harvard Medical School

  • Each session will include a Q&A period in which participants can ask questions directly to diabetes experts. More details are available on the program’s website.

For people who are interested, here are the logistics:

  • Registration closes on July 1, 2020

  • The program is free (there is a suggested donation to American Diabetes Association)

  • Program dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

  • 12 one-hour sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 11am-noon EST

  • You must be a current high school or college student to register

This is an exciting opportunity for high school and college students, especially given that so many students’ plans for the summer have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn. We are thrilled to hear about creative solutions like this one and will continue to share opportunities for young, aspiring diabetes researchers, advocates, healthcare professionals, and others who help people with diabetes. Share this article with anyone you think might be interested, particularly those whose summer plans have changed.