INSIGHT HS Session A Symposium Highlights

INSIGHT HS Session A Symposium Highlights

We are so excited to share all the work our UW INSIGHT students have developed during the program at our 2021 Virtual Symposium! This year’s session A program included 41 students from across the nation & overseas. High School students presented their research findings on pedestrian injuries at the 2nd Annual Virtual INSIGHT High School Symposium July 15, 2021.

By: Alexandra de Leon Date: July 16th, 2021

The INSIGHT program provided students a challenging, immersive experience where they could learn about research, medicine and public health. This program was designed to expose students to various fields in medicine while also showing students how to how to pick an education and/or career path. In the past four weeks, the program introduced students to different mentors from a variety of career paths in medicine and public health.

“This was a challenging course, and all students stepped up for their performance,” said INSIGHT High School faculty member, Allyson O’Connor, MPH.

Over the four weeks, students learned how to assess the risk of pedestrian injuries associated with street environments. At the virtual symposium students presented a poster on their findings.

The keynote speaker for the Session A Symposium was UW Montlake General Surgeon, Estell J. Williams, MD, and Assistant Professor of General Surgery, UW School of Medicine. Dr. Williams focused her talk on the current state of medicine and the health inequalities happening in the medical field. She brought to light some historical context describing more on who established some of these inequities. Dr. Williams talked about how foundations to some of our current health problems in marginalized and BIPOC communities were established.

Students poster presentations are available to view online until 2022.

To view, visit: For a password to the account, please contact

THANK YOU to our INSIGHT Session A Sponsors:


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For 2021 INSIGHT HS Session B highlights, click here.

Photo Recap:

HIPRC Director, Dr. Monica Vavilala introduces Session A Cohort
HIPRC Director, Dr. Monica Vavilala introduces Session A Cohort
Map of different ICRCs
Map of different ICRCs
Thank you to our sponsor, PEMCO.
Thank you to our keynote speaker, Dr. Estelle J. Williams.
Thank you to our keynote speaker, Dr. Estelle J. Williams.
Student, Anna Han presenting her study findings.
Student, Anna Han, presenting her study findings.


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