17 Aug 2006

Catholic High Students Selected to Participate in Apprentice Program

Three Catholic High School students were selected by the National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science to participate in the National High School Student Summer Research Apprentice Program.

Raphael Malbrue, Boriss Losso and Alex Hurst were among 72 students across the United States selected to participate in the eight week program dedicated to the learning of medical and scientific information. The program is intended to increase the number of ethnic minorities who are involved in bio-medical research as well as expose high school students to the experience of conducting research at a bio-medical facility.

Malbrue, Losso and Hurst presented their research during the week of August 9-13 in Bathesda, Maryland where Malbrue received Honorable Mention for his overall research and presentation. This is the first time in seven years the state of Louisiana has been represented in this program.