The Oregon Health & Science University program provides funding for high school students to engage one-on-one with a scientist mentor to learn the scientific method, gain experience in analyzing and writing about scientific papers, and then actively participate in clinical or translational research. The goal is to nationalize this program and help spur an interest in STEM education.
With the generous support from the Driskill Foundation, we are able to further our brain tumor research and patient care, allow under-represented minority medical students rotations at a major research hospital, and engage high school students in scientific research. It is undeniable that the Foundation is committed to furthering medical research and promoting underserved populations in medicine and science. We are immensely grateful for their philanthropy.