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Grannum Jamboree supports program for high school students

A cappella groups, belly dancers, poets, and break dancers performed at the Grannum Jamboree and Talent Show in February to raise money for the Health Professionals Recruitment and Exposure Program. The program recruits African-American, Native-American, and Latino high school students into careers in science and health. Each year New Haven high school students attend Saturday sessions run by Yale medical students for eight weeks.

The jamboree honors the late Peter Grannum, M.D., former director of medical studies in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and two-time winner of the Francis Gilman Blake Award for outstanding teaching in the medical sciences.