FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2015
Ruth D. Caraballo
MENTORING IN MEDICINE PARTNERS WITH HARLEM HOSPITAL CENTER TO PRESENT "MORGAN'S BIG BIOLOGY TEST" AN INTERACTIVE HIP HOP STAGE PLAY
-- Youth Will Learn about Careers in the Biomedical Sciences and Heart-Healthy Living while Connecting with Health Care Professionals during Two Performances on June 28, 2015. --
Students participate in a hands-on demonstration about the heart.
New York, NY -- "Morgan's Big Biology Test" is an interactive stage play that teaches young people about heart-healthy living and exposes them to careers in the biomedical sciences. Morgan is a teenager who loves hip-hop music, but hates science as she goes on a journey that teaches her the importance of having a healthy heart and being successful in school.
Performances will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm in the Herbert Cave Auditorium of Harlem Hospital Center located at 506 Malcolm X Blvd., New York, NY 10037.
The play stars Monique Pappas (guest star of HBO's Show Me a Hero and Crime), as Dr. Holden, Ash Tai in the title role of Morgan (writer and performer of As I Go Through which premiered at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe), Nishad More of NYU Tisch's as the hype-man, Mr. Adrenaline and Darin Frank Earl II as the Narrator.
Following the performance, a panel of healthcare professionals will interact with students to give advice about their studies and careers in medicine. The students will learn hands-only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the anatomical structure of the heart through a hands-on demonstration.
The event is public and open to the community. To purchase tickets, visit www.medicalmentor.org. Donations also are being accepted. Proceeds from the play will go towards Mentoring in Medicine youth development programs and events.
About Mentoring in Medicine
Mentoring in Medicine, Inc. is a national organization that inspires and equips low-income students and underrepresented minorities with the experiences and resources to become science and healthcare professionals through academic enrichment, leadership development, civic engagement and mentoring. More than 50,000 parents, educators, healthcare professionals and students from across the country have participated in Mentoring in Medicine's educational conferences, after-school programs, college boot camps, clinical shadowing, service learning opportunities and social-media efforts.
Lynne Holden, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, is Co-founder and President of Mentoring in Medicine. She has been featured and recognized in The New York Times, Essence and Jet magazines, and The Bev Smith Show. She received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders Award and was honored by the Maybelline-Essence New York Empowerment through Education Campaign. She appeared on The Washington Post's Root 100 list, and her work was featured on CNN's The Human Factor with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. For more information, visit www.medicalmentor.org.
About Harlem Hospital
Harlem Hospital Center provides a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic, therapeutic, and family support services to the residents of Central Harlem, West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood. The hospital is a 286 bed acute care facility and a designated Level 1 Trauma Center, with a full spectrum of specialty services, including a burn unit, an adult intensive care unit, a neonatal intensive care unit, a pediatric intensive care unit, and a cardiac care unit. Harlem Hospital Center is part of the Generations+/Northern Manhattan Health Network and is operated the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/harlem/html/home/home.shtml
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