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Igniting an Interest in Injury Science

August 27, 2013
When talking to casual acquaintances, the requisite “what do you do?” comes up. When I say I’m the Training Manager for a CHOP-based Injury Science center, they first ask, “What does the Center research?” and then ask, “So, who do you train?” No one is ever surprised that we provide training to master’s, PhD, and post-doc level trainees--It’s what’s expected of a teaching hospital. But most are surprised when they learn that the majority of CIRP@CHOP's training efforts focus on undergraduates.

What to Look for in a Mentor and Mentee

July 9, 2013
I didn’t recognize the importance of mentors until I was a graduate student at the University of Toledo and stumbled upon Jeanne Brockmyer, PhD, distinguished emeritus professor of Psychology. This amazing mentor helped to identify my goals (some of which I didn’t even know myself) and worked with me to develop concrete strategies to achieve those goals. My experience with this knowledgeable and caring individual led me to seek out mentors at every step of my career and to become an effective mentor myself.

Students Making An Impact

June 11, 2013
Great things are happening here at CIRP. With strong mentorship, lots of talent, and hard work, our student trainees are making significant contributions. We currently have 30 undergraduate, graduate, and post-doc students working at our Center, with nine participating as part of our National Science Foundation Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.

Band of Industry Competitors Fuels Translational Research

April 18, 2013
I joined The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) just a few months ago as Project Manager, and since Day One our team has been gearing up for our annual Spring Industry Advisory Board meeting. Over the past few months, I’ve spoken to over twenty Board members to systematically assess their reasons for joining CChIPS, their perspectives on the role of the IAB, and strategies for sustainability into the future. It’s clear that our Board members are passionate about their work and proud they are contributing to the safety of children every day.
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