Community Outreach Program

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Penn Academy for Skin Health (PASH)

PASH will be holding the 2nd cohort of students in March 2018! All Philadelphia public 10-12 graders qualify for this FREE 4 Saturday program!

Participants will attend on 3/3, 3/110, 3/17, and 3/24 from 9am-1pm to:

  • Engage with scientists and clinicians in the dermatology field
  • Perform laboratory experiments using state-of-the-art research equipment
  • Discover genetic and environmental-based dermatologic diseases
  • Network with Penn faculty and staff to learn about careers in both research and medicine
  • Participate in a College 101 workshop

Spring 2018 Application Cycle

Apply Here

Deadline for online application and LOR – Jan. 12th
Notification of acceptance – Feb. 9th

Saturday Academy Syllabus

Saturday Academy Volunteers

christine-monteleon-smallDr. Christine Monteleon is a research scientist in the Penn Department of Dermatology. She investigates the processes by which skin cells organize into healthy skin tissue, and how dysfunction in these processes contributes to skin disorders. Her favorite aspect of research is microscopy because “sometimes the best way to understand something is to take a very close look at it.” In addition to research and teaching, Christine enjoys cooking, dancing, and seeing live music/ performance art.
dj-moran-smallDJ Moran is a Cell and Molecular Biology graduate student in Dr. Sarah Millar’s lab and is interested in the transcriptional mechanisms that control epidermal cell differentiation. She enjoys reading and exploring all Philadelphia has to offer.