Dr. Houda Darwiche
Post Doctoral Fellow, Education/Training Coordinator
Houda is the coordinator for Biomedical Explorations: Bench to Bedside at the Center for Precollegiate Education and Training at UF. She has a Ph.D. from UF in Biomedical Sciences that focused on Molecular Cell Biology, and was a double major in Chemistry and Biology at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. Houda is primarily responsible for overseeing Bench to Bedside, a professional development program for secondary science teachers funded by an NIH Science Education Partnership award. The program focuses on the process of taking research from the lab “bench” to a clinical setting or “bedside”, and aims to increase student interest in science and biotechnology careers. Houda is the liaison for B2B teachers during the school year, and assists with implementation of Action Proposals that include equipment loans and classroom support for teachers who are implementing biotechnology curricula into their day-to-day classes.
In addition to the Bench to Bedside program, Houda also coordinates the Mini Medical School program for teachers and the Explorations in Biomedical Research program for students.