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Pioneers in Science (in Spanish)

Friday, May 31, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Pioneers in Science gives high school students from around the world rare and intimate access to Nobel Laureates, presidential advisors and other trailblazing scientists. In an engaging town-hall-style discussion, each year’s pioneer shares personal stories, life challenges, and career highlights, all with the goal of inspiring by example. This year’s sixth annual Pioneers in Science program features esteemed scientist, Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Born in Mexico, Dr. Volkow will conduct the first ever multi-lingual Pioneers in Science program, speaking to students in both English and Spanish.

Presented in partnership with Google and Global Nomads Group.


David NovarroJournalist

Emmy Award-winning journalist David Novarro is co-anchor of Eyewitness News First on Channel 7 WABC-TV in New York. A native of Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Queens, Novarro started his career with Eyewitness News as a college intern and rose through the ranks to become a reporter.

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Nora D. VolkowPsychiatrist

Nora D. Volkow is the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at NIH. She pioneered the use of brain imaging to investigate the effects of drugs in the human brain and has demonstrated that drug addiction is a brain disease.

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