Students and Scientists 2011

This year HBCAC students presented once again at the Breast Cancer Environmental Research Program (BCERP) conference. After a rigorous summer internship each teen submitted a scientific abstract, created a poster and articulately explained what they had learned.

The Student and Scientists Environmental Research Scholarship program provides young adults with a solid foundation in environmental science and provides a forum for highschool students to integrate their discoveries into their personal lives. Our students go on to educate the community regarding environmental factors and how they have an impact on our health.  Most recently, at a national Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Program Conference (BCERP), our students presented what they had learned and were able to articulate how it impacts public health. Their contributions to the program were well received, each of our students were recognized by the science community and received awards.

"We could not be more proud of the dedication and accomplishments of all the students who have graduated from our program of prestige." Lisa Kratter, HBCAC Students and Scientists Program Coordinator.

Scientists:

Stony Brook University, Biomedical Engineering, Long Island
Balaji Sitharaman, PhD

Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass.
Ana Soto, MD and Carlos Sonnenschein, MD

(l to r) Standing - Harrison Ferlauto, Joshua Solomowitz, Catherine Wang,  Melissa Wing, Yonatan David, John Yang, Seated – Megan Hansen,  Kayla Neville, Vita Jaspen

(l to r) Standing - Harrison Ferlauto, Joshua Solomowitz, Catherine Wang, 
Melissa Wing, Yonatan David, John Yang, Seated – Megan Hansen, 
Kayla Neville, Vita Jaspen

Silent Spring Institute, Newton Mass.
Julia Brody, PhD

Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
Jose Russo, MD and Irma Russo, MD

The following internship are placements for July 2011:

Stony Brook University, Biomedical Engineering, Long Island
Kayla Neville, Commack H.S.
John Yang, Great Neck North H.S.
Balaji Sitharaman, PhD
Click here to view the poster
Click here for the abstract

Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass.
Melissa Wing, Northport H.S. 
Vita Jaspen, Great Neck North H.S. 
Ana Soto, MD

Click here to view the poster

Click here for the abstract

Silent Spring Institute, Newton Mass.
Megan Hansen, Huntington H.S. 
Catherine Wang, Great Neck North H.S. 
Julia Brody, PhD

Click here to view the poster
Click here for the abstract

Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
Joshua Solomowitz, Huntington H.S. 
Harrison Ferlauto, Commack H.S. Youtube Video
Yonatan David, North Shore Hebrew Academy H.S. 
Drs. Jose and Irma Russo

Click here to view the poster
Click here for the abstract

For more information on the program, please contact HBCAC office via email friends@hbcac.org or phone 631 547-1518.


Megan Hansen, Joshua Solomowitz and the H.O.P.E Award

Megan Hansen and Joshua Solomowitz were recognized by Greater Huntington Civic Group with a H.O.P.E. Award. HOPE stands for Huntington's Organizations, People & Places of Excellence. Megan & Josh were chosen for their work in the area of cancer research. The Greater Huntington Civic Group HOPE Award is bestowed upon an individual, organization or business that has displayed outstanding service to the community of the Township of Huntington, New York, and/or has, through good works or endeavors, enhanced the reputation or renown of the Township on a local, regional, national or international level. They recieved their award along with five others at the HOPE Award Gala held April 21, 2012.

Event Information

Greater Huntington Civic Group Inc. President Steven Spucces announced today that seven distinguished Honorees have been selected by the Group’s Executive Committee as the very first recipients of the Greater H.O.P. E. Awards for outstanding service, good works or other charitable endeavors that reflect favorably on the Township of Huntington. H.O.P.E. stands for Huntington’s Organizations, People & Places of Excellence.

“We are pleased and proud to announce our first-ever honorees who have distinguished themselves by their service to the community,” said Mr. Spucces. “They represent what makes our Township great – people and organizations that have an unwavering dedication and commitment to serving the needs and interests of our unique and diverse community with an impact that, in some cases, reaches far beyond the Township’s borders.”

The Honorees are:

  • James W. Polansky, Superintendent of Schools, School District #3, Huntington.

  • Rev. Jerry Artis, U.S. Veteran and clergy leader who creates outreach programs for minority youth.

  • Juli Coraor, Huntington High School senior who was named a semi-finalist in the National Intel Science Talent Search Contest.

  • Marta Smith, a leader of the Latin Task Force and Clergy Task Force, which look to support revitalization efforts within the area’s Latin community.

  • Alfred Sforza, D.D.S., lifelong Huntington resident and Township historian and author.

  • Megan Hansen, Huntington High School junior who conducted breast cancer research in Boston and created a cancer-prevention program aimed at middle school students.

  • Josh Solomowitz, Huntington High School junior who conducted breast cancer research at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.

science and research symposium

Students & Scientists attend Breast Cancer and Environment Research Program (BCERP) Annual Extended Environmental Exposures Meeting Nov. 16-18, 2011

L to R – Yonatan David, Joshua Solomowitz, Megan Hansen, Karen Miller, Kayla Neville, John Yang, Melissa Wing, Vita Jaspen, Laura Weinberg, Lisa Kratter.

L to R – Yonatan David, Joshua Solomowitz, Megan Hansen, Karen Miller, Kayla Neville, John Yang, Melissa Wing, Vita Jaspen, Laura Weinberg, Lisa Kratter.

Students received special recognition for their poster presentations at public session meeting,  shown here with BCERP 2011 Program Chair, Frank Biro, MD  Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Students received special recognition for their poster presentations at public session
meeting,  shown here with BCERP 2011 Program Chair, Frank Biro, MD  Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Huntington student Kayla Neville and John Yang at BCERP meeting,displaying their poster from Stony Brook University.

Huntington student Kayla Neville and John Yang at BCERP meeting,displaying their poster from Stony Brook University.

Megan Hansen, Huntington student displaying poster at BCERP meeting.Megan attended Silent Spring Institute, Boston, MA.

Megan Hansen, Huntington student displaying poster at BCERP meeting.Megan attended Silent Spring Institute, Boston, MA.

Yonatan David, Great Neck and Joshua Solomowitz, Huntington, interned at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Yonatan and Joshua displayed their poster at BCERP meeting.

Yonatan David, Great Neck and Joshua Solomowitz, Huntington, interned at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Yonatan and Joshua displayed their poster at BCERP meeting.

Melissa Wing, Huntington and Vita Jaspen, Great Neck, who interned at Tufts University present their poster at the BCERP meeting.

Melissa Wing, Huntington and Vita Jaspen, Great Neck, who interned at Tufts University present their poster at the BCERP meeting.

Huntington's Kayla Neville (first left) and Great Neck's John Yang(second from right)interned at Stony Brook University, July - August 2011.

Huntington's Kayla Neville (first left) and Great Neck's John Yang(second from right)interned at Stony Brook University, July - August 2011.

Megan Hansen at Silent Spring Institute, Boston

Megan Hansen at Silent Spring Institute, Boston

Joshua Solomowitz, Yonatan David, andat Fox Chase Cancer Center Philidelphia, PA

Joshua Solomowitz, Yonatan David, andat Fox Chase Cancer

Center Philidelphia, PA

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Yonatan David, Ishara Lareef, Yonatan David, Harrison Ferlauto, Joshua Solomowitz at Fox Chase Cancer Center

Yonatan David, Ishara Lareef, Yonatan David, Harrison Ferlauto, Joshua Solomowitz at Fox

Chase Cancer Center

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2nd from right Melissa Wing and HBCAC members are greeted by Congressman Steve Israel at The Huntington Fall Festival

2nd from right Melissa Wing and HBCAC members are greeted by

Congressman Steve Israel at The Huntington Fall Festival

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