GWTeach Team Awarded NIH Grant in Collaboration with Children's National Hospital

January 11, 2024

Dr. Jonathon Grooms and the GWTeach team have been awarded a new grant in collaboration with Children’s National Hospital (CNH). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded project - Mentored Experiences to Expand Opportunities for Research version 3.0 (METEORv3) - builds on previous collaborative work by Dr. Curtis Pyke and Dr. Grooms, along with colleagues from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National (CTSI-CN).

The current project will support DMV high school students and GWTeach undergraduates to participate in authentic summer research experiences in neuroscience-focused research labs at Children’s National. GWTeach Master Teachers, Dr. Meghan Hollibaugh Baker and SuJin Choi, will support the pre-service teachers to translate their research experiences into classroom lessons through fieldwork opportunities in the GWTeach program. The project will also explore how authentic research experiences influence pre-service teachers’ understanding of science and math practices and how those practices can help shape classroom instruction.

The project PIs from CNH are Naomi Luban, MD, Director of Research Education and Career Development at CTSI-CN, and Tarik Haydar, PhD, Director of the Center for Neuroscience Research at Children’s National Research Institute.