WIC News | Emory Cardiology Partners With Girls Inc. For Summer STEM Initiatives

The Emory University Division of Cardiology and Women’s Heart Program recently participated in a “summer university” STEM program sponsored by Girls Inc., a not-for-profit organization that works to empower young women to be strong, smart and bold through direct service and advocacy.

To kick off the program, Girls Inc. hosted a Health and Wellness Week, where Alexis Cutchins, MD, a consultant to the Emory Women's Heart Center from the Division of Cardiology, led an event for girls, ages six to 10 years old, focused on the importance of heart health. During the event, Cutchins gave a short talk about the function of the heart, how to keep it healthy and the role of a cardiologist. The girls also rotated through three different activity stations featuring heart healthy foods and educational materials, coloring pages to teach about the circulatory system and an interactive stethoscope station where the girls listened to their own hearts beat.

The next week, a group of high school-aged girls visited Emory’s campus for a job shadow day. The students spent the day in the Division of Cardiology where they engaged with female faculty and staff during career talks, participated in various lab activities and presented their findings from the day. 

Photos Courtesy of Emory Department of Medicine