GIDAS Club: Introducing Gene and Disease Research to Students

GIDAS Club: Introducing Gene and Disease Research to Students

Brock London

Hamilton High’s GIDAS club introduces students to genes and disease research after school every Tuesday (may be changed) at 2:15 p.m. in  D126 Mrs. Bithi’s room. 

GIDAS stands for “Genes in Diseases and Symptoms.” Its purpose is to introduce high school students to genes and disease research and is encouraged for anyone set in pursuing medicine. The club takes place over nine months with different tasks for each month leading up to May where members will publish their research abstract. Club members are formed into groups, wherein the month of September, they vote for the disease they will study for the year. Vinay Raman, the co-president of the club, remarked on how this is GIDAS’s first year at Hamilton. Raman hopes to enjoy the club as “I wanted to pass down whatever opportunities and knowledge that I can about medicine with other students.” The research aspect of GIDAS is going to be prevalent for college applications and will have a good look for pre-med colleges. Raman wanted to tell any interested students, “if you’re dead set on medicine this is a great club to join.”

Mrs. Bithi is the sponsor of the club and any needed information can be found at her classroom in D126. Join the Remind by texting: @d9gk36 at 81010 to keep up with any schedule changes and info about the club. GIDAS club even has an Instagram: @gidas.snhs.bme. Make sure to drop by D126 and check out the GIDAS club!