23 Jun Mayor Barrett visits MCW for CTSI 500 Stars Kick-off event
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett visited MCW on Monday, June 19, to help kick off the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s (CTSI) 500 Stars Summer Internship Program. This program is a part of the overall CTSI 500 Stars Initiative, a 10-year strategic, comprehensive and community-focused effort that seeks to replenish and increase diversity in the translational science workforce.
This work is done by training and cultivating the translational science workforce, engaging patients and communities in every phase of the translational process, and promoting the integration of special and underserved populations in translational science across the human lifespan. The Summer Internship Program offers high school, undergraduate, and graduate students direct, hands-on professional experiences in clinical and translational science settings.
More than 190 students applied for the program, and approximately 109 of the students were selected to participate in the 2017 500 Stars Summer Internship program. Partners in the program include MCW’s Research Opportunity for Academic Development in Science (ROADS) and Apprenticeship in Medicine (AIM) programs, CTSI partner Milwaukee School of Engineering’s SMART (Students Modeling a Research Topic) Teams program, CTSI collaborator Concordia University Advanced SMART Team program, the Mayor’s Earn and Learn Initiative through Employ Milwaukee, and the Al Hurvis/ADAMM Education Foundation.
View scenes from the event below.