The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) provides unique opportunities for students to become involved in pediatric research training programs. Trainees at CIRP become part of an interdisciplinary team and gain real-world experience in translating research into action to help keep children safe and recover fully from injuries.
Students in the pediatric research training programs quickly become key members of the team, assisting Center experts in all aspects of pediatric injury research. Drawing on CIRP’s “research to action” model, students take a hands-on approach to projects, whether recruiting subjects for a study, helping develop content for a website, or presenting research findings to scientists and academic leaders at CIRP’s Annual Student Research Day.
Throughout the academic year and summer, CIRP offers positions for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct research. Positions range from part-time to full-time and can be paid or volunteer opportunities. CIRP also hosts an Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site, a 10-week summer pediatric research program sponsored by the National Science Foundation for a diverse group of undergraduate student scholars.
Scientific Disciplines in Pediatric Research
Students may apply for specific research training opportunities in any one of the Center’s Scientific Disciplines:
Contact Carol Murray, MSS, MLSP, training coordinator, for more information on CIRP’s pediatric research training programs.
For other undergraduate research opportunities at CHOP, visit The CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP).