Epidemiologist, Dr. Haroon Hashmi conducted following lessons for the school students:

This project is supported by funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health under cooperative agreement number UG4 LM012346-05S1 at the University of Iowa, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

This project seeks to make accessible for students, their families, and members of the larger community health information by creating a robust educational learning experience across grade levels. This project will have an in-depth focus on different aspects of biomedical clinical research. We will host for students and parents a module-based curriculum that focuses on the following four target areas: 


M1 - Health Literacy

a. Human Immune system

b. Role of immunization

c. Infectious diseases and how to fight them


M2 - Clinical Research

a. Basics of clinical human subject research

b. Drug development process

c. Role of NIH and FDA


M3 - Health Information Access

a. CDC, WHO, FDA and other authentic sites and how to navigate them

b. Clintrails.gov - searching for and participating in clinical trials


M4 - Health Inequities

a. Leading health mortalities and morbidities in context of race and ethnicities

b. access barriers and health disparities


Middle School Students will create health informational materials including brochures, videos, and presentations in English, Urdu, Arabic, Spanish, and other languages to disseminate health information on the related topics listed in the modules above. The project seeks to create and provide rigorous and multi-faceted programing to its students. It then utilizes student engagement to provide information to the larger underrepresented community. Each of the four modules will have a deliverable component produced by students for the community. The project will help familiarize students with digital health literacy and facilitate the same for the larger community through the utilization of technology.


“This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Worcester.


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