The Neurological Inquiry Seminar Series (NISS) was initiated in 2012 as a direct learning experience for students at the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine (CSSM) provided by the CWRU School of Medicine. This formalized a casual relationship that existed between the high school and medical school started by Dr. Robert Haynie and Dr. David Katz.
Each year, Dr. Katz lectures the entire junior class at CSSM and piques the interest of the students with a question based approached to the study of the human brain. Following the lecture, five students are selected to attend the seminar series at CWRU School of Medicine where they meet with Dr. Haynie and Dr. Katz to continue their inquiries into the field of neurology. The sessions culminate with a deeper investigation into the anatomy of the brain. Ultimately, it is the goal of this program to encourage students to use inquiry as a tool for the investigation of medicine and to foster a relationship between high school students and the faculty at CWRU SOM.