Environment & Science

USC's Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton on her Presidential Citizens Medal win

Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton
Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton
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When President Obama recently awarded the Presidential Citizens Medals, he said, “What unites these citizens - what makes them special - is the determination they share ... to recognize when others are suffering and take it upon themselves to make a difference."

One of the recipients is USC professor Roberta Diaz Brinton, who developed the STAR program. It encourages future doctors, scientists, and researchers to explore and help their world. [Audio: She talked to KPCC's Steve Julian on how the program got started.]