The What, Where, How and Why of Health Science Research

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This workshop will feature live discussions and activities around various hot topics and research at Duke University.

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NCABR is partnering with Duke University to present Rx for Science Literacy: The What, Where, How and Why of Health Science Research, a one-day virtual workshop featuring the newly updated and expanded Rx for Science Literacy curriculum, on Thursday, January 27, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This is one of two workshops for the 2021-22 school year that will feature the new Rx for Science Literacy curriculum manual, which will be provided to attendees at no cost.

This workshop will feature an overview of NCABR's newly updated Rx for Science Literacy curriculum manual with updates from biomedical scientists about the real-world applications of biomedical research. This workshop also will address current hot topics in medicine, including health disparities, COVID-19 updates and information about in-demand medical research jobs for today’s students to consider.

NOTE: This virtual workshop will be offered live and will not be available as a recording after the program is over. To receive continuing education credits for the program and to receive a copy of the curriculum manual in the mail after the workshop, all participants will be expected to participate in the entire workshop from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and they will be required to submit an online program evaluation. Substitute teacher reimbursement will be provided.

About the Curriculum: With generous support from the Biogen Foundation, NCABR and a team of science writers, biomedical researchers and curriculum developers comprehensively updated and expanded the Rx for Science Literacy curriculum manual in 2020. The newly updated Rx for Science Literacy curriculum manual includes a comprehensive update of all content, statistics and charts. The manual also includes a variety of new activities, resources, interviews with real world scientists and a new section on CRISPR and CRISPR technology. The manual includes chapters on nanobiotechnology, regenerative medicine and vaccines and is accompanied by several resources, including a curriculum crosswalk that shows connections to North Carolina science standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and a reading guide aligned to the Common Core standards.

About the Workshop Series: The Rx for Science Literacy workshop series provides K-12 educators a unique opportunity to tour research facilities, hear from scientists about their latest research advances and take a home a free curriculum and other bioscience education materials.

Incentives for attending an Rx for Science Literacy workshop include:

  • 10 total program hours provided for certified educators to be used towards CEU credits (4 hours of additional work are optional in addition to the 6-hour virtual workshop)
  • Free updated Rx for Science Literacy curriculum manual to use in the classroom
  • Substitute teacher support (up to $80)

For details about all workshops in the Rx for Science Literacy series, visit:

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