Dr. Sam Rhine, a Harvard educated geneticist and internationally recognized educator to future researchers in genetic frontiers, will be addressing Kempner students Feb. 2 at Brazos Hall, at the U. of Houston, Sugar Land. Dr. Rhine is highly experienced in research and new knowledge into the pathways of cancer and birth defects based on the latest in genetic research. He has the ability to make all of this understandable to high school students embarking on a career in medical sciences like in Kempner’s Health Science Technology programs, Mr. Calvin White’s advanced biology program and Dr. Thomas’ human anatomy courses.
Human Genetics is one of the few sciences many high school programs are not geared to teach but with this program hosted by Dr. Richard Gunesekera, director of the graduate genetics department at Sugar Land’s University of Houston branch of UH Victoria, our students have the unique opportunity to experience this ground breaking lecture.
KHS Health Science Technology has honored them with the White House Silver Eagle Award for three consecutive years due to their blood drive efforts. The program involves a first year devoted to all medical school subjects including anatomy, pathology, medical careers, etc. The second year is spent in hospitals and doctor’s offices observing all phases of medical specialties on the job, for 200 hours per student, per year. They observe surgery, pediatrics, emergency rooms and office care like dentistry and optometry. To qualify for participation in the second year of the program, each student must be an honor’s student. All of our current students have enrolled in and been accepted to colleges, most with scholarship support.