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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 exposure to career possibilities 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.