MD Anderson faculty members are known for their commitment to education, but some have recently made their way into a special Houston classroom full of sixth-graders. It's their way of giving back to the community and sharing their knowledge housed inside the nation's largest cancer center. On Tuesday evenings for the last ten weeks, Jennifer Litton, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology, cruises over to Jane Long Middle School in Sharpstown, a suburb of Houston, to teach a group of 20 students about genetics and the importance of education. Her volunteer efforts are through Citizen Schools, a nationwide effort which mobilizes at risk communities and schools by placing local professionals in classrooms after the standard school day ends. Learn more: (Cancerwise blog post link)
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