Exploring Bioethics is a curriculum supplement developed by EDC and the National Institutes of Health that is helping high school students explore such thorny issues as genetic testing and organ transplantation.
Bioinformatics: the Rutgers Initiative in Teacher Enhancement (BRITE) is a project engaging thousands of New Jersey high school students and their teachers in cutting edge molecular biology investigations. This Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) project is funded by the National Science Foundation and supported by the Learning Resource Center at EDC.
High school biology needn’t be all about memorization and lab reports. EDC is crafting a free bioethics curriculum that will have students discussing such thought-provoking topics as genetic enhancement, clinical trials, vaccination, and genetic screening.
It is fitting that Mildred Solomon named the book she edited The
Diagnostic Teacher. In her two decades of work at EDC, she has
researched and designed numerous professional education programs
for teachers and health care professionals.
About 65,000 U.S. patients are waiting for transplantskidneys, hearts, livers, and lungsto save or improve their lives. More than 4,000 patientsor 12-13 each daywaiting last year died because of the critical shortage of transplantable organs.