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AST: Think like a scientist

Oct 23th, 2021
In person
Atlanta Brewing Company, 2323 Defoor Hills Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Think like a scientist. But first, know the process.

In the age of information, it is important to be able to discern fact from fiction. This talk is aimed to demystify and decode complex concepts in biomedical science, through the layperson’s lens. By the end of this talk, participants will understand what biomedical research is, and how scientists within the field use the scientific method to answer health-related problems. Participants will also walk through types of scientific resources, to help individuals make safer and smarter choices when it comes to the intake and relaying of information.

Jasmine George is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and is currently a 6th year Ph.D. candidate and RISE fellow at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). Her research project primarily focuses on how diet can affect kidney and liver health. She attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She developed her passion for research at A&T University by completing a senior thesis in kidney research. She then received her Master of Science in Biomedical Science at Morehouse School of Medicine. This thesis work included clinical studies and community outreach in underserved populations. She also served within quality control for Noramco, Inc a former subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson. Outside of academia, Jasmine is actively involved in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for National Science Policy Network, where she serves on the DEI committee. She is the co-founder and co-coordinator of the HBCU Science Policy College Tour, which aims to increase minority access to science policy and communication resources. She collaborates with both institutional and external non-profit organizations to create a diverse community of future health policy leaders and science communicators at MSM.

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