HCV Translational Research: Solving Complex Problems Through a Multidisciplinary Approach
"Dahari Lab is committed to the WHO goal of global HCV elimination"
At Dahari Lab, we believe solving complex problems is best achieved through a multidisciplinary approach. Our research often includes theoretical (modeling), experimental (cells and animal models) and clinical (patient-based) information to answer research questions. Prof. Susan Uprichard (who participated in the development of the first robust cell culture-based HCV infection system) and Harel Dahari have co-founded a Program for Experimental and Theoretical Modeling (PETM) at Stritch School of Medicine, to promote the interdisciplinary integration of mathematical modeling and experimental biology. Our translational research is undertaken with Prof. Scott Cotler (Director, Division of Hepatology) and partnerships with clinicians from the U.S. and abroad. It is through this research and partnerships that we apply our knowledge from basic biology and clinical trials to techniques and tools designed to improve health outcomes. Overall, the research undertaken often becomes the building blocks for other areas of research. This “Science for the sake of Science” is the first step in any interdisciplinary research. It forms the backbone that leads to work and discoveries that benefit people. This science can also guide or create a check and balance for organizations like the FDA, NIH or pharmaceutical companies. Not every experiment or clinical trial yields a positive result, but it continues to strengthen the foundational knowledge of the scientific community.
How long are the camps?
Drop off is between 9 am and 9:15 am. Camp ends at 2 pm and pick up is between 2 pm and 2:15 pm.
What are the changes to the "Art Show" this year?
For 2020 we will be hosting an online gallery through Artsonia for the families of our art campers to enjoy their artwork for a lifetime by hanging onto them digitally! You can find our Artsonia page under the camp pages.
How much does camp cost?
For Oxford Arts Alliance members, art camps cost $200 per week. For non-members, the cost is $220 per week. We run an Early Bird Special until March 1st, 2019 for $180 (member) and $190 (non-member). If you are interested in becoming a member, our student rate is $15 for the year which is good for one child under the age of 18. Our family memberships are $50 a year, you can visit our 'join us' page to become a member. Our clay camps are $210 for Oxford Arts Alliance members and $234 for non-members.
Where do the camps take place?
Art camps for ages 5-11+ years old take place upstairs in the art classrooms at the Oxford Arts Alliance located at 38 S Third St Oxford PA. Our clay camp takes place at Octoraro Art Association located at 5965 Old Forge Rd Oxford PA. Music camps are held at the Oxford Library at 48 S 2nd St Oxford PA and Cecil College at 1 Seahawk Dr North East MD.
Who provides lunch and snacks?
Is it ok if we cannot attend a full week of camp?
Yes, but we do not adjust pricing for individual circumstances.
Can I transfer my camp session to a different week?
Yes, if there is room in the camp you'd like to switch to.
Can my camper join their sibling in an older or younger age group?
Yes, but this will be based on individual circumstance and maturity of the camper. The child must be aware and agree to be in a camp with younger or older children and they must be ok with that. The age gap cannot be significant, for example a 5 year old sibling cannot join their 10 year old sibling's camp.
How do you deal with food allergies?
We have a NO SHARING policy for any snacks or lunches for our campers. Parents are encouraged to pack emergency medication if necessary. We clear off tables before eating lunch and wipe them down when needed.
My child has special needs, how will OXAA camps accommodate them?
Although some of our OXAA summer art camp instructors are trained in special needs accommodations, we are not a special needs camp. We ask that you provide any information that will help us to ensure a good experience for your camper on your camper information sheet. Pertaining to physical disabilities, unfortunately our camps are held on the second floor of our building with staircases with no access to an elevator at this time. Our clay camp facility is one level with one step up.
What happens if there is an emergency?
OXAA collects the phone numbers of two emergency contacts of each camper. Each summer art camp instructor has a list of the emergency contacts and people who are allowed to pick up your children. We have basic first aid supplies in our facilities and parents or emergency contact numbers will be contacted if there is an emergency.
We screen all of our summer camp instructors with: PA state background check, FBI fingerprinting procedure, and a child abuse history clearance. All staff and volunteers over 18 years old have all three clearances to be able to work with children. Through our camper information sheet, please provide the names of personnel who are allowed to pick up your children. We have a sign in and sign out sheet requiring signatures as well.
What should we bring to camp?
Messy clothes! No, seriously, art camp is ALL about fun and creativity so PLEASE wear the appropriate attire to GET MESSY! Although we do have smocks and aprons for your campers to wear, it's better to be able to wear clothing that you don't mind getting a little paint on.
My child is sick or unable to attend camp for another reason
Sorry, the Oxford Arts Alliance does not issue refunds for individual circumstances including illlnesses or last minute absenses within 7 days of camp starting.