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Diversity and youth are making all the difference in medical research


This video is a SRL STEM curriculum exercise that builds production skills by interviewing a researcher about making an idea a reality.

Dr. Brian Hoffmann is a pioneer in medical research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and it has nothing to do with practicing medicine. Dr. Hoffmann started a program called the “Supremes”, where high school students can work alongside primary investigators, graduate students, and staff in a true research facility. Having more diversity in his investigating team has paid off with innovative ideas and strategies that may have been overlooked by traditional researchers.

Story produced by Mitch Kraemer, Maximilian Hofbauer, Grace Garity, Molly Pelchat, Sidney Scherwinski, Wiesley Graeve, Kayla Wells, Johana Felton, and Haley Gross at High School of Health in Wales, WI. Instruction provided by STEM SRL Connected Educator Margaret Mulqueen.