A&E

LabTV looks to award student-made films at the Tribeca Film Festival

Towering tanks of liquid nitrogen and carts of chemicals are wheeled in and out of labs in Havemeyer and Chandler, but what's really behind the locked doors of these research labs? Startup organization LabTV plans to demystify the medical research happening on university campuses like Columbia's by sending student filmmakers in to profile some of these researchers.

At the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, LabTV will honor its first batch of award-winning filmmakers who have shot and edited short video profiles of medical researchers. Of the hundreds of videos already submitted, LabTV will award twenty at the festival on April 25th.

Founder of LabTV and inventor Jay Walker will also receive an award for disruptive innovation at the festival, and plans for the LabTV website to go live at the end of May. Walker hopes that the website will provide role models in medical research, especially women and minorities.

"Pretty much everybody wants to become a doctor," Walker said, "but very few people think about how fun or interesting or how rewarding a life is in medical research because we never get to see medical researchers."

LabTV executive producer David Hoffman agreed, describing labs at American research institutions as "closed black boxes." The producer called himself a "one-man-band filmmaker," and he hopes to recruit more college filmmakers to profile researchers.

"The labs at Columbia have gotten excited and said send in the filmmakers, but only one filmmaker has signed up," Hoffman said. According to Hoffman, about 80 percent of pre-med students drop out in undergraduate and go into psychology or social work or law, and Hoffman hopes that LabTV will inspire more of them to look into medical research.

For Hoffman, the difference between being a doctor and a medical researcher is the difference between being a practitioner and a detective.

"You [can be] a detective and find cures we don't have yet," Hoffman said. "Medical researchers solve problems instead of fixing them. There's two kinds of personalities here."

Hoffman also points out common misconceptions of researchers as individual units operating separately on basic research instead of targeting specific problems.

"In fact what I found is that these are mini communities where all of the people in the lab work together," Hoffman said, "and what they're focused on is specific things---Alzheimer’s, child diseases, implanting stem cells---very different from what I thought."

"We are looking for young medical researchers under 30 years of age," Hoffman said. "Not the kind of white-haired leaders." Hoffman works with all filmmakers at LabTV and encourages Columbia students to sign up, choose a researcher to profile, and submit a video.

LabTV will award filmmakers at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25th, and labtv.org will go live at the end of May.

Comments

Plain text

  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Rickie posted on

Terrific article! That is the kind of information that are supposed
to be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines
for now not positioning this put up upper! Come on over and discuss with my website .
Thank you =)

My homepage ... casino 338a

+1
0
-1
ElbertGafe posted on

cialis achat
cialis
comprar cialis
http://achetercialisgeneriqueenlignefrance.com/ acheter cialis
http://acquistarepillolecialisgenericoitalia.com/ acquistare cialis
http://comprarcialiscomprimidogenericoespana.com/ cialis genericoalis comprar

+1
-1
-1
louboutin soldes posted on

Which kind of significant application work searching to do for a gadget that you just can not complete at the moment? Remember to take into account that while Bob Work opportunities presented the ipad device, it turned out shown being a 3 rd program option (along with personal computers & laptops). Planning on any product to perform SolidWorks style and design work is simply not what the intended for. For the reason that exact same problematic vein, everything you could think about to be non-serious perform can be other the other point is customer (think salespeople). Is actually about work and finding what works good for you.
louboutin soldes http://www.vacances-vaison.com/Images/louboutin-pas-cher/

+1
0
-1
wholesale nfl jerseys posted on

At this time I am going away to do my breakfast, later than having my breakfast coming yet again to read further news about wholesale nfl jerseys.
wholesale nfl jerseys http://www.controlspecialists.co.uk/nfl/controlspecialists-nfl-wholesale.asp/

+1
0
-1
www.bhl-uk.com/products-nfl.asp posted on

Now you might have something {Low-cost nfl jerseys wholesale|Low cost to dress in as you last of all get that reservation at Slash.
www.bhl-uk.com/products-nfl.asp http://www.bhl-uk.com/products-nfl.asp

+1
0
-1
wholesale nfl jerseys china posted on

Is that true? I'll spread this information. Anyway, nice posting.You can check my post here NFL jerseys from China.
wholesale nfl jerseys china http://www.stgeorgeglass.co.uk/

+1
0
-1
Moncler Jakke Salg posted on

Excellent just one. no one states these type of "Apple apple ipad tablet Lacks" data. but are wide range of idea inside ipad. and so make show everything else.. thanks a lot.
Moncler Jakke Salg http://www.lissluna.dk/Design/Moncler/

+1
0
-1
wow analysis posted on

"Clearly there seems to be an atmosphere if the nation-wide topics in free received said as well as it's also possible to hard and as well, corporation would run away, He was quoted saying. "Buyers had nice income preparing that will clue. Tired a microsof company licensee following that it was subsequently your hard-earned cash people devoted. You might discover social sports that we really should steer clear of regarding it eliminates the human brain or it leaves slowly and gradually fecal material data file corruption error in your head soon you got harmful oneself. In the mental health be trained in"Few a male and a lady american girl doll" Will more than likely infuse to your body and mind of a daughter or son that a lot of paying for a beginning boyfriend as well doing a romantic is exactly alright. The end result of the investigation demonstrates this many early year of youth these even in any early age are located in a bond, Submission has an effect on have been premarital the night, The beginning of getting, Disappeared within healthy character moreover way of life, Edgy and a lot more,
wow analysis http://www.d3a7.com/about-us

+1
0
-1
http://wd.koudai.com/?userid=209336390 posted on

人生因为有追求而美丽!联系QQ846460508
http://wd.koudai.com/?userid=209336390 http://wd.koudai.com/?userid=209336390

+1
0
-1
http://wd.koudai.com/?userid=209336390 posted on

2014年最新创业,低投入,高利润,月入2-7万不是梦 联系QQ846460508
http://wd.koudai.com/?userid=209336390 http://wd.koudai.com/?userid=209336390

+1
0
-1
GeorgeFums posted on

commander viagra prix viagra en pharmacie
http://acheterviagrageneriquepascher.com/ viagra pas cher
precio viagra viagra
http://precioviagragenericoespana.com/ precio viagra
comprare viagra compra viagra in italia
http://prezzoviagragenericosenzaricetta.com/ viagra acquistare
viagra kaufen viagra
http://viagrapreisegenerika.com/ bestellen viagra

+1
0
-1
Wholesale Nike Football Jerseys posted on

Your presentation was dynamic and very enjoyable! Aly G.
Wholesale Nike Football Jerseys http://www.bhl-uk.com/products/nike-NFL-jerseys.html

+1
0
-1
achat viagra posted on

acheter viagra viagra vente
http://acheterviagragneriquefrance50mg.com/ viagra generique
acquistare viagra viagra dove comprare
http://acquistareviagragenericosenzaricetta.com/ viagra generico
viagra generico viagra comprar online
http://comprarviagragenericobarato.com/ viagra generico
viagra ohne rezept viagra
http://viagragenerikakaufendeutschland.net/ preise viagra

+1
0
-1
moncler femme posted on

LabTV looks to award student-made films at the Tribeca Film Festival
moncler femme http://www.doudoune-nouveau.com

+1
0
-1
ビューティーアンドユース duvetica posted on

銉斻兗銈广倰娣峰悎銇椼€佷竴鑷淬仌銇涖倠銇撱仺銇倛銈娿€併亗銇仧銇亰涓栬緸銉儍銈偣銇銇忋倰鑰冦亪鍑恒仚銇撱仺銇屻仹銇嶃倠銆?銇傘仾銇熴亴浠栥伄鎵€鎸佸搧銈掍繚瀛樸仚銈嬨仧銈併伀銇傘仾銇熴伄銉兗銉夈儹銉笺儢銈广儦銉笺偣銇畫銈娿伄閮ㄥ垎銈掍娇鐢ㄣ仹銇嶃倠銈堛亞銇€併伨銇犮亗銇仧銇湇銇€佹渶灏忛檺銇儻銉笺儔銉兗銉栥偣銉氥兗銈广倰鍙栥倠銇с仐銈囥亞銆?銉涖偣銉嗐儷銇儠銈°儍銈枫儳銉炽伄銉掋兂銉堛伅hostelite銇仧銈併伄銉曘偂銉冦偡銉с兂銇繀闇€鍝併伀澶氥亸銈掓帢銈婁笅銇掋€
ビューティーアンドユース duvetica http://sk-alternativa.ru/sys/1205x.html

+1
0
-1
デュベティカ サイズ 小さめ posted on

銇撱伄銉愩儍銈般伀浣跨敤銇曘倢銈嬨偣銉儍銉夈伅闈炲父銇杽銇勩€?銇濄倢銇銇粬銇=鍝併伄楹汇仺銉濄儶銈ㄣ偣銉嗐儷銈广儸銉冦儔銈堛倞銈傘伅銈嬨亱銇杽銇勩€?銈︺偋銉栥偟銈ゃ儓銇痭onwaxed瀵俱儻銉冦偗銈广亴鎸囧畾銇曘倢銇︺亜銇亜銈傘伄銇€併伨銇熴€併偣銉儍銉夈伅銆併儻銉冦偗銈广仌銈屻仸銇勩伨銇涖倱銆?
デュベティカ サイズ 小さめ http://sk-alternativa.ru/edu/1577x.html

+1
0
-1
女用自慰器 posted on

关掉电脑,起身打开冰箱,拿出一瓶纯真年代,拿在手里走到窗前,凝视着远方,外面灰蒙蒙的天下着小雨,看着窗外,我的心情更忧郁了,我再也无法抑制内心的情感,打开窗子,对着窗外大声呐喊 :你写的是神马玩意儿?
女用自慰器 http://www.338c.com/prolist.14.html

+1
0
-1
louis vitton posted on

Yan, who is described as "the most corrupt official in Beijing" by local media, is waiting for his verdict after being charged with taking bribes and embezzling public funds totaling nearly 42 million yuan in January.
louis vitton http://www.assistenzacomputerroma.com/book.asp?louis-vitton/

+1
0
-1
peuterey sito ufficiale posted on

The construction workers then left the city on foot and were trying to walk towards Tripoli hundreds of kilometers away, hoping to catch a plane here to fly back to China, he said.
peuterey sito ufficiale http://www.immobiliarepm.com/open.asp?peuterey-sito-ufficiale/

+1
0
-1
peuterey milano posted on

A spokesman with the center said the tremor was felt between Qiemo County and Ruoqiang County in Bayan Gol Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture. The hilly region in Kunlun Mountains is sparsely-populated.
peuterey milano http://www.immobiliarepm.com/open.asp?peuterey-milano/

+1
0
-1
parajumpers norge posted on

LabTV looks to award student-made films at the Tribeca Film Festival
parajumpers norge http://www.inntre.no/admin/jakke.asp

+1
0
-1
roger vivier flats posted on

LabTV looks to award student-made films at the Tribeca Film Festival
roger vivier flats http://www.rogervivierparis.com

+1
0
-1
透明丝袜 posted on

该怎么说啊,打多少字才显的有文采啊,这样说好不好啊,会不会成热贴啊,我写的这么好会不会太招遥,写的这么深奥别人会不会看不懂啊,怎样才能写出我博士后的水平呢,半年写了这么多会不会太快啊,好激动啊!!!
透明丝袜 http://www.338c.com/prolist.43.html

+1
0
-1
woolrich donna posted on

Drunk drivers involved in fatal accidents deemed as manslaughter face up to seven years' jail instead of three years at present.
woolrich donna http://www.georesweb.it/home.asp?woolrich-donna/

+1
0
-1
开档连体袜 posted on

该怎么说啊,打多少字才显的有文采啊,这样说好不好啊,会不会成热贴啊,我写的这么好会不会太招遥,写的这么深奥别人会不会看不懂啊,怎样才能写出我博士后的水平呢,半年写了这么多会不会太快啊,好激动啊!!!
开档连体袜 http://www.338c.com/prolist.40.html

+1
0
-1
moncler men posted on

LabTV looks to award student-made films at the Tribeca Film Festival
moncler men http://www.downjackets4us.com

+1
0
-1
parajumpers posted on

LabTV looks to award student-made films at the Tribeca Film Festival
parajumpers http://www.landbruksutdanning.no/ikoner/Parajumpers-salg.asp

+1
0
-1
giubbotti woolrich posted on

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will attend the climate summit. Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang made the announcement today at a regular press conference.
giubbotti woolrich http://www.georesweb.it/home.asp?giubbotti-woolrich/

+1
0
-1
仿真器具 posted on

正所谓:“一马奔腾,射雕引弓,天地都在我心中!”
仿真器具 http://www.338c.com/prolist.12.html

+1
0
-1
hogan interactive donna posted on

Two rescue teams from Qinghai and Tibet have been dispatched to the quake-hit region, a spokesman with the China Earthquake Administration said.
hogan interactive donna http://www.recuperando.it/public/update.asp?hogan-interactive-donna/

+1
0
-1
贞操锁 posted on

过去,我一直缺,自从学会复制粘贴以后,我的经验小康了,一口气拿五点,不费劲儿,复制一次粘贴无数次,真实惠!
贞操锁 http://www.338c.com/prolist.52.html

+1
0
-1
moncler online posted on

Subscription Free Sign-up Visitors Newspaper PDF Website access 1-week trial limited Mobile apps Newsletter Price RMB 820/year RMB 500/year Free Free LI Na has revealed her desperation to win another major championship before time is called on her career.
moncler online http://www.eikosedie.it/public/light.asp?moncler-online/

+1
0
-1
moncler online posted on

Since then, he has recorded the habits of nearly 400 species of birds, such as when and where they make nests or breed, by drawing pictures or jotting down notes.
moncler online http://www.eikosedie.it/public/light.asp?moncler-online/

+1
0
-1
doudoune moncler himalaya noir homme posted on

This is my first time visit at here and i am really happy to read everthing at single place.
doudoune moncler himalaya noir homme http://www.capteo.com/wp-content/cache/meta/moncler-pas-cher/d4iR5bRjc3/

+1
0
-1
piumino peuterey posted on

MALAYSIA Airlines believes the co-pilot aboard the missing plane spoke the last words to ground controllers.
piumino peuterey http://www.mgimmobiliaresnc.it/gold.asp?piumino-peuterey/

+1
0
-1
hogan 2014 posted on

In 1950, a wealthy Norwegian shipowner Niels Onstad bought the painting from the Parisian dealer Henri Benezit without knowing how he had acquired it.
hogan 2014 http://www.recuperando.it/public/update.asp?hogan-2014/

+1
0
-1
woolrich parka posted on

Forecasters warned that flooding would continue along the densely-populated mid-Atlantic coast and 7,400 National Guardsmen remained mobilized in 11 states to provide emergency relief.
woolrich parka http://www.assoptocuneo.it/cgi-bin/login.asp?woolrich-parka/

+1
0
-1
timberland scarpe uomo posted on

Ms. Sharpe says any future deal needs to be more in the open. She says no one is even sure exactly how much oil Sudan produces. China has the largest oil pumping operation there.
timberland scarpe uomo http://www.ecosystemsrl.com/system.asp?timberland-scarpe-uomo/

+1
0
-1