High school students to participate in health careers program June 17-29
(June 12, 2007)
Thirty rising 10th graders from across eastern North Carolina have been selected to participate in the 14th annual Ventures Into Health Careers Institute at East Carolina University June 17-29.
The two-week program, sponsored by the Eastern Area Health Education Center, gives students an opportunity to explore medicine, nursing, physical therapy, medical laboratory work and other health-related careers at ECU, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Pitt Community College and elsewhere. The program includes observation of health professionals at work, seminars and workshops on academic preparation for health careers, and personal development and self-awareness activities.
New this year, students will study in the ECU School of Nursings simulation labs June 19 from 1-3 p.m. They also will participate in a disease outbreak investigation led by the N.C. Public Health Regional Surveillance Team. That will be June 25 from 1-5 p.m.
Reporters who would like to do stories about the students in the Ventures Institute should call Tashara James with Eastern AHEC at 744-5231 or the ECU health sciences news office at 744-2481 to set up a specific time and place to meet.
Following is a list of participants by county:
Kayla Haywood of Chocowinity
Charles Dobson, Terez Heckstall and RaShawnda Murphy of Windsor
Breyanna Wright of New Bern
Courtney Hart of Battleboro
Lenelle Welch of Snow Hill
Erika Vaughn of Halifax
Zeandra Jones of Roanoke Rapids
Stephon Garris and Anthony Pittman of Enfield
Damion Lewis of Tillery
Johnisha Hardy of Murfreesboro
Shanice Dawson, Kimberly Hunter and Andrew Sualevai of Kinston
Shaivya Pathak of Williamston
Jasmine Ross of Robersonville
Jonathan Kim and Jessica Hill of Rocky Mount
Brittany Melton of Rich Square
Rebecca Gregory and Kaylah Hughes of Elizabeth City
Kofi Monney, Ahmad Quran and Natasha Tyson of Greenville
Jennifer Zhu of Winterville
Lucero Ponce of Dudley
Lady Maricela Salinas of Seven Springs
Myeshia Johnson of Stantonsburg