Causes of Itchy Skin Gain Understanding with Possible Remedies at One-of-a-Kind Center for Research
Grades: 9 - 12

Video Description: Dr. Brian Kim, MD, co-director, Center for the Study of Itch & Sensory Disorders at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has identified an anti-inflammatory drug that may treat chronic itch.

Type of Video: Story*
Unique Video ID: Medicine-64**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Provide the video for students who are doing independent projects on medical discoveries or other medical/health related topics.
  • Use the video in conjunction with an activity that has students focusing on the impact of new medical discoveries on patients. Based on viewing the video, how do they think the life of a patient with chronic itch could be changed by this research?


*Story videos employ a narrative form to highlight a topic, location, or practitioner in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.