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Kennedy Academy students learn about health, laboratory careers

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  November 12, 2012 02:19 PM

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(Photo courtesy American Society for Clinical Pathology)

ASCP Career Ambassador Jesse McCoy does a hands-on demonstration with Edward M. Kennedy students.

By Boston.com

More than 100 students from Boston’s Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers learned about careers in laboratory medicine during a presentation at the American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting last Friday, November 2.

The students of the Fenway school took a glimpse of life in the lab through question and answer sessions, hands-on demonstrations and workshops with newly certified professionals known as ASCP Career Ambassadors. The ambassadors work to increase awareness and interest in laboratory careers.

Jack Andraka, the 15-year-old winner of the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair also encouraged the students to discover their scientific passions and career interests. At 14, Andraka invented an easy, inexpensive screening method for early detection of pancreatic cancer, as well as ovarian and lung cancer.

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(Photo courtesy American Society for Clinical Pathology)

From left to right: ASCP Career Ambassadors Angeleen M. S. Buske, and Angie Aranda, Jack Andraka, ASCP Career Ambassadors Kristen N. Stoltz, and Lorraine Wood.

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