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Students Become Teachers at Teen-Led Health Expo

As our Mission Thrive Summer program concluded this week, participants shared their new knowledge by organizing a health expo in Baltimore that attracted more than 100 people. A visit from Kentucky YMCA's Y-Corps made for a fun surprise.

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Teens Spearhead Community Health Fair

Mission Thrive Summer students will share what they've learned over the past six weeks at a public health fair of their own creation in Baltimore on July 1. See scenes from last year....

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Chef Len Visits Mission Thrive Summer

What’s the right way to butterfly a chicken breast, so it comes out thin and even? The expert, Chef Len King of McCormick & Co., showed participants of Mission Thrive Summer how to get it done.

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Chocolate Traditions New and Old

The FIT+ Festival in Harbor East was alive with music, movement, and lots of dark chocolate--a prize for taking our interactive Chocolate Challenge. We met Sherry, who told us about her grandmother's practice of putting ground cocoa beans into nearly every meal.

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Garlic, Garlic Everywhere

More than 25 Baltimore City high school students started our Mission Thrive Summer program this week. The unofficial theme of day four: garlic! Check out these highlights...

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Institute Awarded $1M Grant by TKF Foundation

The Institute has received a $1 million grant from the TKF Foundation to create a outdoor healing space and study its impact on wounded warriors. The Green Road Project will provide an oasis of respite for service members and their families adjacent to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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Forum Takes Cross Cultural Look at Inflammation

With mounting scientific evidence linking chronic inflammation to serious diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer's, and cancer, the topic of inflammation is high on the minds of physicians and scientists around the world. Close to 150 gathered in Salerno, Italy in October 2013 for "Understanding and Treating Inflammation: A Transcultural Approach."

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Support 'When I Needed It Most'

Institute Fellow Kirstin Aschbacher, PhD describes what being a member of the Scholars and Fellows program has meant for her career as scientist: "This community has been a source of faith in a sometimes dark or scary world, that there is a group of scientists who . . .

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