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Class of 2021 Huang Fellows Summer Refelections

Keep it Simple, Make it Human – Clare Sparling
Dr. Jory Weintraub offers the Huang Fellows Insight into Scientific Communication
The Man with the Coolest Job in the Galaxy, Julia Leeman
Dr. Mohamed Noor is the Dean of Natural Sciences and Professor of Biology at Duke University. Here, Julia Leeman reflects on his visit with the Huang Fellows
Expanding My Perspective on Health – Amy Labrador
Dr. Ebony Boulware discusses the importance of addressing social determinants of health in her role as a physician
Don’t Be Afraid to Say You Don’t Understand – Sophia Leeman
Dr. Emily Bernhardt talks to the Huang Fellows on the importance of environmental conservation and the technology that is advancing the field
Chancellor Washington Visits the Huang Fellows – Reeva Kandel
Chancellor Eugene Washington, M.D. reflects on his career with the Huang Fellows
Ethical Challenges in Cutting Edge Research – Julia Davis
Dr. Nita Farahany, a neuroethicist and bioethicist, and the Director of Science & Society, kicked off a new week for the Huang Fellows by discussing the ethics of creating human/monkey embryos.
Reflection on Conversation with Prof. Hank Greely about CRISPR – Gayatri Chintala
During the 2021 summer kickoff welcome event, Hank Greely welcomes the new Huang Fellows with a strange question: “What atrocities are we capable of committing in the name of science?”
Reflection on the 2021 Huang Fellows Symposium – Alaa Osman
Taking a look back at The Struggle Between Fact & Fiction: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation
Reflection on the 2021 Huang Fellows Symposium – Alex LaTrenta
Insights into Vaccine Hesitancy and COVID-19 Misinformation


2021 Huang Fellows Symposium

The Struggle Between Fact & Fiction

2019 Huang Fellows Symposium

Science & Soc[AI]ty: How AI Will Change the World


Class of ’22

2020 Huang Fellows Summer Reflections

Read the reflections of our 2020 Huang Fellows.


Class of ’21

TED Talks & Podcasts

A Medical Miracle
Looking for Life on Mars
Brain Code
Caring at CAARE



The Clump Fellows
The Huang Fellows bond, grow closer, and “clump” together through a team-building experience.

Should I be a Doctor?
The inaugural lecturer for the 2018 Huang Fellows, Ray Barfield, kicks off the series by challenging our views on what it means to be a doctor and deepening our perspective on human mortality.

A Marriage of Science and Art
The Huang Fellows take a tour into the bowels of the North Carolina Museum of Art – the Conservation Center – and learn about how art conservation comes alive by science.

Consciousness & Uncertainty
A reflection on Dr. Nita Farahany’s Lecture.

Removing the “I” from Science
While preparing for the Science Kits for Kids competition, the Huang Fellows find that combining their skill sets benefits the end result.

Is Social Media the New Water?
The Huang Fellows takes sides in the debate on whether social media should be regulated like a public utility.


Class of ’20

TED Talks & Podcasts

Curing Cancer in Women Worldwide
Putting the M in STEM



Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Truth
In an age where texts and email dominate conversation, the Huang Fellows gain valuable public speaking experience through mini-TED talks!

Luck and the Nobel Laureate
From failed scientist to Nobel Laureate, Dr. Robert Lefkowitz recounts his journey during the 2017 Huang Fellows summer programming culmination event.

First in Flight
A planned beach trip to the Outer Banks leads to an impromptu visit to the Wright Brothers National Memorial and an inspiring look into how a local community took part in the science of flight.

Working Together
Low ropes, rubber organs, and blind dodgeball make for great momentary team-building exercises, but what are the lasting effects for the 2017 class of Huang Fellows?

Are You Smarter Than a 4th Grader?
While developing their Science Kits for Kids, the Huang Fellows learn that knowing and communicating science are two very different skills.

A Tiger by the Tail
Perpetuating an alluring myth may help support tiger conservation efforts by keeping them in the public eye, but are the costs worth it?

What Does It Mean To Be An Entrepreneur?
The 2017 class of Huang Fellows visit the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship’s Bullpen to discuss what it means to be an entrepreneur.

Back From Extinction
The Huang Fellows take sides in the debate on whether or not to bring extinct species back to life.

When is Life Worth Saving?
A discussion on art conservation leads to difficult questions in medicine and end of life care.


Class of ’19

TED Talks & Podcasts

Brain Defense in the Courtroom
Coal Miner’s Daughter
A Clean Needle in a Haystack



Expanding the Collective Voice For Health Equity & Access
Diversity within Asian & Pacific Islander American subgroups poses unique healthcare challenges. Building a strong community and better collaboration are key at the 2017 Pacific Islander American Health Forum.

2017 Profile of the Month Interviews

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