Scientific Research & World Health

This highly selective, college level academic experience offers hands-on laboratory research in the emerging biotechnologies, scientific literacy and global health. Learn how scientific principles are utilized to understand and cure disease. Located at the University at Albany’s Health Sciences Campus in Rensselaer, students experience health focused research efforts. View the program flyer.


For High School Seniors Only

The program integrates rigorous academics with hands-on experiences. You will observe, interact with and learn from research professionals and public health practitioners.


Students will participate in experiments with researchers from the

  • Center for Functional Genomics
  • Cancer Research Center
  • Institute for Health and the Environment
  • Albany School of Public Health
  • New York Stem Cell Institute
  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Pharmaceutical Research Institute
  • Regeneron
  • Taconic Biotechnology


Additional rotation locations off campus include

  • New York State Department of Health
  • New York State Museum
  • Albany Medical Center
  • Albany County Department of Health
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Wadsworth Research Center
  • Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission

Students can earn up to fifteen college credits through the University at Albany’s University in the High School (UHS) Program by taking ‘Introduction to Public Health’ and ‘Contemporary Issues in Biological Sciences’ and through Russell Sage College by taking ‘Issues in Science through Literature’ and ‘Research Methods in Biotechnology’. Students learn the principles of current scientific research and human health in these classes.

PLEASE NOTE: Additional high school credits in Physical Education (1/2 credit) and Health (1/2 credit) may be available upon district request and approval.


College articulations

  • University at Albany/University in the High School Program
  • Russell Sage College

Contact Information

Kim Sparkman
CTE and New Visions Coordinator

Denise Fernandez-Pallozzi
Director of Career and Technical Education

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