Dr. Courtney Lappas, an immunologist with extensive experience in biomedical research and teaching, is the director of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp. Dr. Lappas received her B.S. with a double major in biology and chemistry at the University of Richmond and continued on to receive her Ph.D. in molecular pharmacology at the University of Virginia. Following the completion of her doctoral work, Dr. Lappas worked as a Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. Published in prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals, Dr. Lappas’s research is focused on the mechanisms underlying inflammatory disorders, as well as the development of novel pharmacological interventions to limit or prevent such pathologies. Currently an associate professor of biology at Lebanon Valley College, Dr. Lappas incorporates her experience in translational research into her teaching and mentoring.
Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry, and medical ethics. Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health and will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems. In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling, and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp, offered during two weeks this summer, will provide a fun, challenging, and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.
The goal for this camp is not only to provide students with a window into the scientific basis of human health, but also to offer them a glimpse of college life through an engaging and challenging academic experience.
Campers will live in a college residence hall, participate in lectures and laboratories in the state-of the-art Neidig-Garber Science Center, and eat their meals in the newly renovated Mund Dining Hall. Additionally, campers will be mentored by resident advisors who are current LVC science majors. Resident advisors are selected based on their expertise in the sciences, as well as their maturity and experience mentoring younger students.
When: The Heath and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp will be held from June 23—28, 2019.
Where: Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa.
Cost: $1,000 (this all-inclusive camp fee covers room and board, laboratory supplies, lecture supplies, evening activities, guest speakers, camp T-shirt, etc.)
Who: Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors