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'Disturbingly Informative' - A SUMR Trip to the Mütter Museum

Aug. 28, 2018
For the seventh year, the University of Pennsylvania's LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia's Karabots Junior Fellows met for a day to discuss issues of common interest and tour the famed Mütter Museum that bills itself as a "Disturbingly Informative" experience. The SUMR scholars are college undergrads and the Karabots are high school students. Both pipeline programs are aimed at underrepresented minority students and others interested in pursuing studies and exploring career-related experiences in the health care field. Now...

Penn LDI SUMR Scholars Take an AcademyHealth Break to See Seattle Sights

Jul. 12, 2018
SEATTLE -- Despite its sixty mile distance from this port, Mount Rainier (above) looms over all in the twilight of those evenings when the clouds and mists thin out enough for it to be seen. And that's how the evening was for the University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars as they took a cruise around Elliott Bay that connects this city to Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean beyond. It was one of four local adventures -- the Cruise , the Space Needle , the Chihuly Garden & Glass Museum , and the Pike Place Fish Market -- that provided breaks from the...

Photo Page: LDI SUMR Scholars' Schuylkill River Rowing Race

Jun. 7, 2018
Pushing off from Boathouse Row on the Schuylkill River in nine-seat racing shells (above), two dozen University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars became the first to row their way into the summer-long health services research training program started 19 years ago by the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI). Designed as an icebreaker and bonding experience, the waterborne adventure called "Team Champion" was managed by Team Concepts, Inc., an executive leadership and team building development firm headed by former Olympic oarsman and World...

Penn SUMR Scholars and Karabots Junior Fellows Collaborate at College of Physicians

Aug. 29, 2017
Each year, the University of Pennsylvania's LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia's Karabots Junior Fellows meet for a day to discuss issues and potential careers in health care. The SUMR students are college undergrads and the Karabots students are high school students from underrepresented communities. The programs of both groups immerse them in health care-related experiences and curricula aimed at preparing them for further studies in the field. The College also houses the internationally famed Mütter Museum...