The Summer High School Research Program, established more than 25 years ago for highly accomplished high school students, continues at UTMB Health, writes Kathy Tiernan, an associate professor and director of health outcomes. The purpose of the program is to expose youth to a biomedical science research career. “This program has been a launching ground for many students to enter the highly competitive field of biomedical research and is currently funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the efforts of Cliff Houston, associate vice president for educational outreach. UTMB faculty from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences volunteer to mentor students in their labs, and recent mentors include Krishna Bhatt, Jiande Chen, Dr. Roberto Garofalo, Junji Iwahara, Jere McBride and Joan Nichols. Michele Carter, from the Institute for Medical Humanities, completes a very popular module on medical ethics.”