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Scientist Goes Mad for Philanthropy and Teaching
June 29, 2010
Memorial Sloan Kettering molecular geneticist, Dr. Sat Bhattacharya, has set out to bring serious science to poor and minority students of New York. Working with a handful of volunteers in a tiny, cluttered office on the Upper East Side, Dr. Sat pairs these high school students with renowned scientists at leading research institutions who serve as mentors during summer and after school internships in their labs.
Harlem Children Society
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