Welcome to our 2016 summer interns!

Today is the first day of our 2016 summer internship. We are excited to welcome Sony and Grace as they join the Perry Initiative team as full time interns this summer. They will get to learn what goes on behind the scenes to run over 35 Perry Outreach Programs nationwide each year. They will be actively involved in developing new and exciting curriculum for our programs as well as helping with program logistics. They will have the opportunity to travel...

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Dr. Laurie Meszaros-Dearolf Appointed as Executive Director!


  The Perry Initiative is pleased to announce that Dr. Laurie Meszaros-Dearolf has been appointed as the Executive Director for the organization. Dr. Dearolf joined The Perry Initiative in 2013, most recently serving as the Associate Director, and has been responsible for the tremendous growth in our nationwide programming efforts at the high school and medical school levels. She jointed the organization after receiving her PhD in Bioengineering from University of Pittsburgh and has been active in K12 education, bioengineering, and...

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Join with The Perry Initiative for #GivingTuesday 2015

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[caption id="attachment_4251" align="aligncenter" width="460"] DONATE TODAY BY CLICKING ON THIS IMAGE[/caption] Today, on #GivingTuesday, we have set a goal to receive one donation (of any dollar amount) for every Perry Initiative Program we've ever held. That means we are looking for 152 donations to match 152 Perry Initiative Programs! We are calling this special campaign #perry1for1 Through our 152 programs, we've reached almost 4,000 talented women as participants in our Perry Outreach Program and Medical Student Outreach Program. Have you...

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Exciting Results from Our Follow-Up Study


[caption id="attachment_4237" align="aligncenter" width="430"] Participants of the Perry Outreach Program held at Mayo Clinic, Arizona 2015. Students meticulously plan an intermedullary nail fixation surgery on a fractured femur.[/caption] We are excited to announce the results of our 5-year program evaluation, which was completed this fall and clearly demonstrates the effectiveness of our sustained programmatic efforts on building a pipeline of female talent in orthopaedics and engineering. 93% of our high school program alumnae are enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics...

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New fall program schedule announced!

Amira and Manuela are ready for surgery!

The Perry Initiative is heading all over the country this fall! Check out our new schedule for Sept and Oct 2015, and join us at one of our programs in Texas, North Carolina, Kansas City, or Seattle, among others. Full schedule here.

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