On March 6th, 2016, the first annual Inspiring Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) conference was held at Western University. Many graduate departments in these fields prepared expositions to highlight their programs for visiting high school and undergraduate students. Nikoleta Tellios, Julie Wallis and Jina Kum from our very own Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Department prepared a unique case study on diabetes to show students the integration of both clinical and basic science components of our department. Using basic props and a little imagination, students were able to test healthy vs diabetic blood samples for glucose levels as well as surgically gross atherosclerotic arteries! This event was a great success, so stay tuned for next year’s expo!

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