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Two Week Summer High School Program

Our two-week High School Science Enrichment Program is for talented high school students interested in learning about research, biotechnology and public health in the context of hepatitis B and liver cancer. They gain unique “hands on” experience at the HBF’s Baruch S. Blumberg Institute in state-of-the-art research labs under the guidance of senior scientists. Students are not allowed to work with any hazardous materials and are instructed (and supervised) on following appropriate research safety procedures.

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In addition to lab research, students learn about public health issues in research, enjoy guest lectures, and attend professional seminars. They learn about the outreach and advocacy initiatives of the HBF from our dedicated public health professionals to gain an awareness of the global problem of hepatitis B and an appreciation of the importance of research in advancing our mission.

Students from select area schools are chosen by their individual district personnel and must have completed an Advanced Placement science course. 

  • Students: If you are interested in our programs, please talk with one of your high school's science teachers; we only accept applications submitted through schools.
  • Please do not send applications directly to the Institute, all nominees for this program MUST be submitted through your school.

The program is partially funded by the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.

For more information please contact Montana McAlorum at