Morehouse School of Medicine Hosts KIDS Georgia
June 13, 2015 - The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) Clinical Research Center and Office for Educational Outreach and Health Careers hosted KIDS (Kids and Families Impacting Disease through Science) Georgia in order to help promote medical innovation and the sciences to children. KIDS Georgia is an advisory group of children, adolescents and families focused on understanding, communicating and improving health, medicine, research and innovation for children.
KIDS Georgia at MSM was attended by more than 50 parents and children - ages 8 to 17 years old - from all over the greater Atlanta Metro area. The event featured student presentations and several fun and educational activities, including a Q&A with professionals in the medical and science industry. MSM medical doctors, research assistants and Master of Public Health faculty shared their personal experiences and journeys into learning more about biomedical science with the young attendees and the hands-on "You Are What You Eat - Bionutritional Research" station was extremely well received by the future doctors and scientists.
This was the first time Morehouse School of Medicine has hosted a KIDS Georgia event. Previous KIDS Georgia events have been held at Children's Healthcare of Georgia, Emory, Georgia Tech and University of Georgia. This KIDS Georgia event was sponsored by American Academy of Pediatrics, Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, International Children's Advisory Network, and Morehouse School of Medicine.
Kids and Families Impacting Disease Through Science (KIDS) is an advisory group of children, adolescents and families focused on understanding, communicating and improving medicine, research and innovation for children. KIDS is a collaboration between the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology (SOATT), local AAP Chapters, children’s hospitals, local schools and other partners. The concept was piloted in Connecticut and is being expanded in the U.S. and abroad. Teams are also being linked together to form the International Children’s Advisory Network (iCAN).
KIDS Georgia advisory members and students.