Cutting-Edge Neuroscience Taught By Medical Pioneers
Neuroscience And The Military
Learn From Medical Specialists Providing Veterans With The Most Up-To-Date Neurological Technology To Improve Their Mobility
Collaborate With Medical Leaders
Learn From And Work With Medical And Neuroscience Experts
Work With College Admissions Experts
One-On-One Application Assistance And Meetings With Top University Admissions Officers
Write A Proposal For Your Own Neurological Study
Your Proposal Will Be Reviewed By A Panel Of Neurological Experts
Advanced Medical Neuroscience Summit
The Advanced Medical Neuroscience Summit is a first-of-its-kind program that allows motivated high school students to have an apprenticeship with world-renowned neuroscientist Dr. James Giordano.
Dr. Giordano is the chief of Georgetown University's Neuroethics Studies Program, the Co-director of the O’Neill-Pellegrino Program in Brain Science and Global Health Law at the Georgetown University Medical Center, and Co-executive Director for the Center for Policy on Emerging Technology.
In this accelerated apprenticeship, students will spend fourteen days participating in cutting-edge neuroscience experiments that explore the biological foundations of the brain, progressing from the cellular foundations of the neuron to an understanding of the sensory systems, and culminating with higher-order cognitive functions such as memory, emotion, and morality.
For their final project, students will design and propose an experiment related to cognitive neuroscience and neuroethics in order to focus and apply their understanding. Participants will present these proposed
experiments publicly to leading Neuroscientists, with the top teams being asked to write a paper we will publish on their theories.
Apprentices will have the rare opportunity to participate in neurological tests, meet with individuals with neurological disorders, and military veterans with cybernetic enhancements. The goal is for participants to gain a significant understanding of neurophysiology and complex neuro-interfaces - all online.
Rising Freshmen To Graduating Seniors
July 11th, 2021 - July 24th, 2021
12:00 to 5:00 pm EST
THE ONLY ONLINE SUMMER PROGRAM IN THE WORLD
Students will have the rare opportunity to virtual neuroscience technology that has never been accessible to high school students before. Students will be walked through various practices and experiments using these virtual systems by neuroscientists in various specialties.
Students will learn to use the current tools and techniques that neuroscience experts have adopted in their field research and patient treatments.
Students will have the opportunity to interact with military veterans with cybernetic enhancements and prosthetics designed to replace missing limbs and repair neurological impairments.
Students will learn from patients how neurological implants and cybernetic prosthetics are used in their everyday lives. The goal is to foster a greater understanding of where the neuroscience of prosthetics is and where its future will lead.
Students will work directly with doctors and medical experts from Georgetown University, Gallaudet University and Walter Reed Hospital in the fields of neuroethics, neuroimaging, brain stimulation, and neurotechnology.
Students will walk away from the program with direct experience and knowledge in the medical field with specific training on the brain structure and functions of the nervous system.
Leadership Initiatives has partnered with top universities around the country to form our online Medical School Admissions Panel to provide students with a firsthand account of what universities look for in applicants.
Students and parents attend exclusive virtual Q&A sessions with Medical School Admissions Officers from Harvard, Dartmouth, Georgetown, George Washington, and Johns Hopkins University.
Speak directly to patients with neurological impairments and cybernetic prosthetics
Work With Patients
Patients With Neurological Impairments
Patients With Prosthetics And Cybernetic Enhancements
Military veterans who have been injured in combat have faced extraordinary obstacles when re-entering society. Advanced prosthetics and the ever-expanding capabilities of bio-engineering are creating new iterations of brain-machine interfaces, as well as neurally-modeled machines that hope to alleviate these issues.
Students will see how modern prosthetics are combining biomedical engineering with neuroscience to assist amputees. Students will learn how people can regain sensation and mobility with new technologies.
Students will have the opportunity to meet with patients with hearing, motor, and neurological impairments. The students will gain a greater understanding of how neurochemistry affects the patient's everyday life.
Students will see the practical applications doctors use to alleviate or overcome issues the patients are facing.
Speak With Leading Neurologists About Scientific Advancements From Around The Globe
Gain Career Advice From Medical Pioneers
Neuroscience Research Workshops & Panels
Leadership Initiatives will host neuroscientists, surgeons, and members of research institutions in the DC/Baltimore metropolitan area to share insights into ongoing research that includes behavioral, evolutionary, cellular, and developmental neuroscience.
2021 panels will include members of major organizations like the Center for Neuroscience Research at Children's National Medical Center, The George Washington University Institute for Neuroscience, the Center for Neuroscience, and the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience.
Develop a Neuroscience Research Project
Publish An Article With Leading Neuroscientists
For their final project, students will design and propose a research project related to cognitive neuroscience and neuroethics with Dr. James Giordano and Dr. Rachel Wurzman in order to focus and apply their understanding.
Participants will present their findings publicly to leading Neuroscientists from across the country.
Click here to view a developed neuroscience research project.
After presenting publicly to leading Neuroscientists, the top teams will be asked to co-publish their proposal with one of the eight nationally recognized Neuroscientists leading the program.
Leadership Initiatives will record the presentation, publish the student's proposal, and create a website to showcase each team's in-depth research project.
15 Scholarships Remain
All-Inclusive Tuition Cost-$2250
Advanced Medical Neuroscience Internship
Advanced Medical Neuroscience Internship
July 11th-July 24th
Program Tuition & Assistance
Tuition covers all the expenses incurred by the internship. Tuition DOES NOT cover transportation to and from the program or any additional purchases.
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