Rural Health Scholars Selected for UK's Health Researcher's Youth Academy


Four NE KY AHEC Rural Health Scholars have been accepted into the Health Researcher’s Youth Academy, a two-week residential camp hosted by the University of Kentucky AHEC.  The academy provides an opportunity to learn about the vast array of opportunities and careers available in health care research.  

Scholars accepted into this highly competitive camp include Kendra Cornett, Laurel Enix and Katelyn Kamer, all from Lewis County, and Nina LaBarbera from Rowan County.  
“We are really proud of our Scholars and excited they’ve earned this opportunity,” said Lainey Mattox, health careers coordinator for the NE KY AHEC.  “They are an outstanding group of students and I know they will do well at the academy.” 

At the academy, students will participate in lectures and physiology labs, as well as learn about research methods and literature review strategies.  Representatives from various health care professions will talk with students and be available to answer questions.  During their two-week stay, participants will work in teams with guidance from research faculty to develop a health-related poster presentation, which they will present at the end of camp. 

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