SEPA Funded Partnership with Peabody Museum

YCCI’s collaboration with the Peabody Museum of Natural History to support a Science and Education Partnership Award funded traveling exhibit, “Disease Detectives: Solving the Puzzle: Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus & You” and the successful collaboration of the YCCI and the Peabody on an NCRR Administrative Supplement have established a new and valuable partnership. This new grant includes funding for the Museum’s annual Backyard Bloodsuckers family event, allowing it to incorporate more information/activities related to biomedical and clinical research, increase education about clinical trials, recruit volunteers for clinical trials, and increase funding for programs in the K-12 schools, such as teacher workshops and demonstration lessons in classrooms, including interactive modeling exercises and a role playing simulation of an Investigative Review Board.