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Posters promote health and science careers to American Indian students

Omaha, Neb.—An outreach project at the University of Nebraska Medical Center encourages young Native American students to explore careers in health and science professions, including dentistry.

Image: Native American Health and Science Career Role Model Poster Project

“The Native American Health and Science Career Role Model Poster Project features poster sets that profile five different Native American role models as well as a curriculum component developed to help schoolteachers present information on the variety of career opportunities in science and health care available for their students,” said Liliana P. Bronner, UNMC assistant director, Rural Health Education Network.

The posters, produced with funding by a Science Education Partnership Award from the National Center For Research Resources (a component of the National Institutes of Health), are available for purchase to interested schools for classroom use and display.

All proceeds from the sale of posters go back to an outreach program fund for health and science outreach projects for reservation schools in Nebraska and South Dakota.  

To learn more about the project or to order posters, visit the UNMC website at www.unmc.edu/sepa, then click on the “Role Model Poster Project” link. Small images of past poster series are on display on the website. Poster sets 2 and 3 feature dentists.