NHLBI Undergraduate Challenge: Increase Public Awareness of Sickle Cell Disease
November 4, 2015
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, would like to make your faculty and undergraduate students aware of an exciting opportunity launched on Challenge.gov, titled, “Novel, Innovative Tools to Increase Public Awareness and Knowledge of Sickle Cell Disease Undergraduate Challenge.” The Challenge seeks to raise awareness about sickle cell disease (SCD) and its associated complications and to improve the use of effective treatments in real world settings.
Entries must be submitted by March 7, 2016 11:59 pm PDT.
This Challenge is open to any “Student Team”, defined as a group of 3-5 individuals each of whom is at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled as a full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s or associates degree. The team must have a mentor who holds a position as a Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Instructor, or Teaching Assistant within the same Academic Institution as the Student Team.
The NHLBI may select up to three winners to receive a monetary prize. The winning Student Teams may receive reimbursement for eligible expenses to register and travel to the annual NHLBI/National Sickle Cell Disease meeting to present and demonstrate their winning entries.
For participation information visit the www.challenge.gov website. Information can also be found on the NHLBI website.
We look forward to many exciting and innovative ideas from your students!