Young Scientists In America

The American Council on Science and Health Young Scientists in America program is a series of internships in specific fields specifically designed for younger scholars who intend to go into science or medicine but haven't completed their Ph.D.s or M.D.s yet. These paid internships are research or science journalism projects related to our work educating the public about important science and health issues.

 

2018

 

Christine Ford, MPH
Research Assistant
To The President

 

 

 

Yesmar Oyarzun, MPH
The Dr. Elizabeth M. Whelan
Intern in Epidemiology

 

 

Yasmine Palmer, B.A.
The Dr. Norman E. Borlaug
Intern in Agriculture

 

 

Jailen Johnson
The Dr. Fredrick J. Stare
Intern in Nutrition

 

 

Stephanie Bloom
The Dr. C. Everett Koop
Intern in Medicine

 

 

 

Washington, D.C.

Christine Ford, MPH, Research Assistant to The President, is managing the interns and finishing the Washington, DC office, will attend Congressional briefings, panels and events on behalf of the Council, and conduct research for Hank Campbell. She begins her Ph.D. program this fall.

Yesmar Oyarzun, MPH, the Dr. Elizabeth M. Whelan Intern in Epidemiology, is going to work on public health awareness, attend Congressional briefings, and appear at panels and events on behalf of the Council. She begins her Ph.D. program this fall.

Stephanie Bloom, the Dr. C. Everett Koop Intern in Medicine, is going to work on smoking cessation and tobacco harm reduction epidemiology, attend Congressional briefings, and appear at panels and events on behalf of the Council. She will be entering her final year at Virginia Tech this fall.

Jailen Johnson, the Dr. Fredrick J. Stare Intern in Nutrition, is going to conduct nutrition research, attend Congressional briefings, and appear at panels and events on behalf of the Council. She will be entering her final year at the University of Louisville this fall.

Yasmine Palmer, the Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Intern in Agriculture, is going to work on consumer awareness about the benefits versus scares related to seeds and crop protection.