First African-American to Head a National Institute of Health to Address Underrepresented Minority Summer Students at UNT Health Science Center

Who: Kenneth Olden, PhD, ScD, LHD, chief of the metastasis section of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in North Carolina.
Dr. Olden was the first African-American to become director of one of the institutes of the National Institutes of Health in the history of the agency when he became director of the NIEHS. He served as director of the NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program from 1991 to 2005.

What: To present a role model seminar titled â??The Joys of My Career as a Scientistâ?

When: July 13 at noon

Where: UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie, Research Building 100

Dr. Olden will be speaking to underrepresented minority students involved in outreach programs at the health science center this summer. There are approximately 50 undergraduate students involved in these summer outreach programs through various grant-funded activities, allowing students to receive college credit while getting hands on experience in an actual research laboratory.

The seminar is sponsored by the Texas Center for Health Disparities and the Department of Defense-HBCU Cancer Summer Training Program.

The community is welcome to attend.

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Contact: Kay Colley 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail kacolley@hsc.unt.edu.

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