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2016 JJ Vance Internship

Congratulations to the 2016 JJ Vance summer Interns

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Dr. Dykxhoorn starts the night off with an engaging presentation for the kids and parents.

Boy Scouts

Despite the inclement weather, nine Boy Scouts (ages 10 and 11), their Boy Scout leader, and four parents were able to attend the HIHG’s “Meet a Scientist” night, hosted and presented by Drs. Derek Dykxhoorn and Joycelyn Lee, at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics.

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Twitch: A Documentary Screening with Kristen Powers

Friday, March 20, 2015: Twitch follows 18-year-old Kristen Powers as she undergoes genetic testing for Huntington’s Disease, the neurodegenerative brain disorder that killed her mother. The film chronicles the emotional, social, and medical journey through this test, as well as the impact it has on an individual’s future.

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Professional Development Course for Middle School and High School Teachers

Presented by: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics. Date: February 17, 2015

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JJ Vance Memorial Summer Internship in the news: check out the article from the Miami Herald

Many 17-year-olds in South Florida spend their summers at the beach, but students at the J.J. Vance summer internship program swap their swimsuits for lab coats as they work alongside two leading genetics researchers and their team at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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