The Emory University Division of Cardiology recently participated in a “summer university” STEM program sponsored by Girls Inc., a not-for-profit organization that works to empower young women to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy.
To kick off the program, Girls Inc. hosted a Health and Wellness Week, where Dr. Alexis Cutchins, a physician in Emory’s Division of Cardiology and a consultant to the Emory Women’s Heart Center, led an event for girls ages six to ten focused on the importance of heart health. During the event, Dr. Cutchins gave a short talk about the function of the heart, how to keep it healthy, and the role of a cardiologist. The girls also rotated through three different activity stations featuring heart-healthy foods and educational materials, including coloring pages about the circulatory system and an interactive stethoscope station where the girls listened to their own hearts.
The next week, a group of high school-aged girls visited Emory’s campus for a job shadow day. The students spent the day in the Division of Cardiology, where they engaged in career talks with women in Emory’s faculty and staff, participated in various lab activities, and presented their findings from the day.
For photos from the event, click here.