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2020 Video Challenge for High School Students

Molecular Mechanisms
of Opioid Action


2020 Panel of Expert Judges

Margaret A. Franzen, Ph.D.

Program Director
MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling, an instructional materials development laboratory

Educator focused on improving student learning through well-designed physical and computer-based models of molecular structure and function.

Steven W. Levison, Ph.D.

Professor of Neuroscience
Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University

Active member of the faculty of New Jersey Medical School teaching both medical and graduate school neuroscience courses. Dr. Levison directs the Laboratory for Regenerative Neurobiology and has authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He also organizes the annual Newark NJ Brain Bee.

Christine D. Young, M.A.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Biomedical Visualization Graduate Program
University of Illinois at Chicago

Educator, creative partner in a biomedical visualization studio specializing in molecular pharmacology, and Certified Medical Illustrator.

The videos were scored based on Quality of Storytelling (20%), Quality of Science Communication (30%), Quality of Public Health Message (10%), Originality and Creativity (20%), Quality of Production (10%), and Proper Accreditation (10%)