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Read about how Melissa Cervantes, a student at Holy Names High School, embraced her first mentored, hands-on clinical research experience at the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, ultimately presenting her work at a national conference and increasing her interest in a possible career in the biomedical sciences.
Betsy Myers, Ph.D., program director for medical research, reveals how DDCF and other funders of biomedical sciences are reexamining and challenging the time-honored tradition of scientific peer review—from its longstanding strengths to increasingly apparent weaknesses—such that it supports the future of the medical research field.