Sarah Sletten Directs INMED:NEUROscience Program
Indians Into Medicine: Native Educator University Research Opportunity, a collaboration between the INMED and Biomedical Sciences Departments at UND, is an 8-week professional development program for high school science teachers in tribal schools. Its goal is to provide research experience in biomedical science, while also providing science, technology, engineering, & mathematics (STEM) pedagogy training.
The program has 3 principle investigators (PIs). Sarah Sletten, Ph.D., an associate Professor with UND's Biomedical Sciences Department, will be directing the program from initial recruitment, to instructor development content and delivery, all the way through program evaluations. Jim Porter, Ph.D., also an associate professor with UND's Biomedical Sciences Department, will coordinate the program's research lab placement component. Finally, Donald Warne, M.D., director of the UND School of Medicine & Health Science's Indians into Medicine program, will be participating in STEM education content creation and development. Also vital to the success of this program are INMED staff who assist with recruitment and programming.
More information on the Native Educator University Research Opportunity program can be found https://med.und.edu/indians-into-medicine/summer-programs.html.