Mark Kelley '79 Helps Provide Outreach to Young Scientists

Mark Kelley '79 Helps Provide Outreach to Young Scientists

March 6, 2008

Mark Kelley.jpgMarch 6, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - "Working side-by-side with our scientists, our program gives science students a realistic and meaningful hands-on experience," says Mark R. Kelley, associate director of the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine and 1979 graduate of DePauw University. The Wells Center will welcome fifty of Indiana's top high school students for its annual "Molecular Medicine in Action" program, March 9 & 10.

"The two-day program, now in its ninth year, affords these select students the opportunity to work alongside some of the nation's top researchers," notes an announcement.

Dr. Kelley is the Jonathan and Jennifer Simmons Professor of Pediatrics and associate director of basic research at the Indiana University Cancer Center. He states, "Our goal is to share the excitement of what cutting edge, state-of-the-art science promises. We merely loan the student participants the resources to learn -- they provide the vision."

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A zoology major at DePauw, Mark Kelley has served on the University's Science and Technology Advisory Board. This weekend, he'll be featured on Indianapolis NPR affiliate WFYI's program, Sound Medicine.