The University of Arizona's Dr. Bijan Najafi, Associate Professor of Surgery and Founder of the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Advanced Motion Performance (iCAMP) and David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) participated in sponsorship of students in the novel Keep Engaging Youth in Science (KEYS) program. “We're grateful to KEYS' leadership for offering the opportunity to these young, bright minds”, noted Dr. Armstrong. “The ability to take ambitious students and nudge them in the direction where they are in a better position for a lifetime of making a difference is the greatest experience one can have.” Dr. Najafi went further “We love having them with us. Our postdocs love it. Our medical students love it. It is a win, win, win, win.” The program, which lasts seven weeks each summer, allows top secondary school students the opportunity to pair up with top scientists in a laboratory environment.
Anahi Herrera (student), Dr. Bijan Najafi, Prof. David G. Armstrong, Poorva Rajguru (student), at the University of Arizona's BIO5 KEYS student luncheon