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A newsletter from the Young Epidemiology Scholars - College Board

A newsletter from the Young Epidemiology Scholars - College Board

A newsletter from the Young Epidemiology Scholars - College

Alert: Sixty Young Epidemiology Scholars The excitement was contagious at the fourth annual YES Competition for junior and senior high school students, held in Washington D.C., April 13–16, 2007. Sixty students from across the nation presented their research to nationally recognized epidemiologists and teachers as they competed for college scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $50,000. It was a record-breaking year for the competition with 717 research projects submitted. During the regional and national segments, students A newsletter from the Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition Compete in the Nation’s Capital gave a 12-minute oral presentation about their research, followed by a 10-minute question and answer session conducted by the judges. This year’s projects included a range of topics such as studies on the correlation between obesity and buffets, and the relationship between infant allergies and learning disabilities. While at the competition, students got the chance to hear from Emily Lefkowitz, a 2005–06 YES Scholar, currently majoring in policy analysis and management, with a concentration in (continued on page 3) Spring 2007 Volume:3 Edition:1 Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the College Board health policy, at Cornell University. Other speakers included Dr. Virginia Ernster, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine; Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies; Dr. Howard Frumkin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Rear Admiral Kenneth Moritsugu, Acting Surgeon General of the United States. Students were also able to discuss their research with leading health professionals. continued on page three Visit www.collegeboard.com/yes

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