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"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people" — Isaac Newton
PhUn Week is a nationwide outreach program building connections between scientists and their local schools. PhUn Week is distinctive for two reasons:
As the leading professional organization of physiology researchers and educators in the U.S., the APS is uniquely positioned to deploy a national coordinated event to promote the understanding of physiology in health and disease. Individual physiologists, physiology departments, and regional chapters of the APS all coordinate PhUn Week events and activities, ranging from single classroom visits to large-scale local events at schools, universities and museums.
The goals of PhUn Week are to:
During PhUn Week classroom visits in November, APS members engage students in interactive, hands-on physiology activities. Through this real-life, face-to-face encounter with practicing biomedical researchers, students learn about how their bodies function and how scientific discoveries are made.
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