North Shore-LIJ Medical Marvels Program Tackles Mental Health

Medical Marvels 2015
The 2015 North Shore-LIJ Medical Marvels first place team from Jericho High School with Joseph Moscola, chief human resources officer for the North Shore-LIJ Health System.

MANHASSET, NY – In its third year, the North Shore-LIJ Health System Medical Marvels program had more than 200 Long Island students from 24 schools who presented mental health solutions for various issues teenagers face.

Awards were given for research papers on March 13 at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. The first place winners, one of Jericho High School’s teams, won $1,800; Commack High School’s second place team received $1,000 and Comsewogue High School’s third place team got $500. Additional prizes were given for presentations.

“This whole process – from researching a topic to presenting a poster to professionals, and working as a team – is educational for the students and provides them with an invaluable experience,” said Cheryl Davidson, director of the North Shore-LIJ Center for Workforce Readiness. “We appreciate all the hard work and schools’ participation in this year’s competition and look forward to next year.”

The Medical Marvels program was created by the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Center for Workforce Readiness in 2013. Students from Nassau and Suffolk County New York State-accredited schools participate in teams of between three and six students. Schools can have a maximum of two teams. This year’s program doubled compared to last year and workshops and presentations enhanced the educational experience. Participating high school this year included: Baldwin High School, East Islip High School, The Wheatley School, John Glenn High School, Farmingdale High School, Hauppauge High School, Hicksville Public Schools, John F. Kennedy High School, Lindenhurst High School, Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School, Massapequa High School, Mineola High School, New Hyde Park Memorial High School, Sacred Heart Academy, Schreiber High School, Syosset Hospital and Walt Whitman High School.

For more information about the Medical Marvels program, contact Cheryl Davidson at 516-472-6071.

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