Shannon Carabetta, a junior at Mercy High School from Berlin was selected to participate in the "2012 Discovery to Cure High School" Internship Program at the Yale University School of Medicine.
This is a program at Yale University that selects a small number of students who apply to work with the Yale scientists both inside and outside the lab. Last year Yale only selected 27 students to work in this internship. It places students in the labs across the medical campus.
Students are nominated to participate in the six-week program by their high school Science teachers, and then selected by the School of Medicine faculty after reading an essay that they submit.
This program was created in 2004, by Ovarian Cancer expert, Gil Mor, M.D. Ph.D.
Carabetta was nominated since she has received an award for Science while at Mercy and has excelled in her Science classes at Mercy High School.
The first day will take place on June 29 in the Fitkin Amphitheater at the Yale Medical School. On that day Carabetta will meet the other members the 2012 Program and members of the lab to which she will be assigned.