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BSCS Development Team

Mark Bloom, Co-Principal Investigator
Paul Beardsley, Co-Principal Investigator
Brooke Bourdélat-Parks, Curriculum Developer
Anne Westbrook, Curriculum Developer
Rebecca Kruse, Evaluator
Molly Stuhlsatz, Evaluator
Jon Adams, Project Assistant
Annette Plemmons, Production Manager
Stacey Luce, Production Coordinator
Chris Moraine, Production Specialist

BSCS Administrative Staff

Richard Cardullo, University of California, Riverside, California, Chair, Board of Directors
Janet Carlson, Executive Director
Pam Van Scotter, Associate Director

National Institutes of Health

Stephen Groft, Office of Rare Diseases Research
David Eckstein, Office of Rare Diseases Research
Geraldine Pollen, Office of Rare Diseases Research
Bruce Fuchs, Office of Science Education
Lisa Strauss, Office of Science Education
David Vannier, Office of Science Education
Cindy Allen, Office of Science Education

Red Hill Studios

Bob Hone, Creative Director
Sharon Hibbert, Senior Producer
Wendy Hari, Producer
Brent Tam, Associate Producer
Steve McEntee, Designer/Art Director
Charlie Brown, Senior Programmer
Dave Gonzalez, Programmer
John Hoffsis, Programmer

Advisory Committee

Sukirti Bagal, National Organization for Rare Disorders, Danbury, CT
Claireen Espinoza, Taos Day School, Taos, NM
Jennifer Hackett, The Dalton School, New York, NY
Anna Kong, Stone Academy, Chicago, IL
Henrietta List, Community Science Network, Hanover, ME
Gregory McDonald, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Philip Reilly, Independent Consultant, Concord, MA

Design Team

Steven Brügge, Eisenhower Middle School, Albuquerque, NM
Samuel Davis, Olympia High School, Orlando, FL
Timothy Garrington, University of Colorado–Denver/Children’s Hospital, Aurora, CO
Jennifer Hackett, The Dalton School, New York, NY
Donald Low, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON
Jonathan Martin, National Marfan Foundation, Port Washington, NY

Field-Test Teachers

Jean Caccioppoli, Elias Bernstein IS 7, Aberdeen, NJ
Nathaniel Franck, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Seattle, WA
Rhonda Kass, Goochland Middle School, Goochland, VA
Allan Miller, Kenai Middle School, Soldotna, AK
Anna Persson, York International, Thornton, CO
Kathryn Rice, Beaver Lake Middle School, Issaquah, WA
Mary Rodriguez, Edwards Elementary School, Chicago, IL
Katherine Smyre, West Cary Middle School, Cary, NC
Jane Suminski, Humboldt Park K–8 School, Milwaukee, WI
Mark Temons, Muncy Junior/Senior High School, Williamsport, PA
Shannon Thomas, Cocopah Middle School, Scottsdale, AZ


Hal Dietz, Victor A. McKusick Professor of Medicine and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Steve Holland, Chief of the Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD
Christian Kratz, Investigator, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

Information about Rare Diseases and Scientific Inquiry

Figure 2 – Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, OMIM. McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) and National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine (Bethesda, MD). World Wide Web URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/omim/

Figure 3 – http://hapmap.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Figure 4 – www.cdc.gov/niosh, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Division of Respiratory Disease Studies

Figure 6 – National Marfan Foundation
Figure 7 – Genetics Department, Affiliated Laboratories, Inc., Bangor, Maine
Figure 8 – PhotoDisc
Figure 9 – Corbis

This material is based on work supported by the National Institutes of Health under Contract No. HHSN263200800031C. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the funding agency.

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