Training Opportunities

Discovering the Human Factor in Biomechanics

Today we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from Todd Hullfish, who recently graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University. Todd worked with CIRP’s Biomechanical Engineering Research team as a co-op student for three years and recently joined the Human Motion Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine as a Research Specialist.

Taking My Research to the Next Level in Sweden

In this guest blog post, Gretchen Baker, a former Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) student at CIRP@CHOP, shares why she is pursuing a PhD in injury biomechanics research and the importance of collaboration within the research community.

Paving a Career Path in Research

In this guest blog post, Evan Bisirri, a BS/MS student at Drexel University, discusses why he wants to make research his career after his CIRP@CHOP internship experience.

Making a Career of Preventing Youth Violence

In this guest blog post, Amanda Parks, a former CIRP@CHOP REU student, shares her experiences working with the Violence Prevention Initiative.

Mentoring Trainees Goes Both Ways

Read these tips to mentor trainees in injury science research from CIRP@CHOP’s Director of Training.

Wanted: Diverse Range of Undergrads for Summer Research Experiences

The Injury Science Research REU program sponsored by the National Science Foundation is seeking undergraduate candidates for a paid summer 2016 internship.

Undergraduates Benefit from Research Training

Read about the undergraduate research experience of two co-op students with the Digital Health Initiative at CHOP in this interview.

Exploring Gender Issues in Parent-Supervised Driving

Read about how one of CIRP@CHOP's student researchers is continuing to study gender issues in practice driving now as part of our clinical team.

Bridging the Gaps to Better Understand the Challenges Facing Urban Youth

Today, we are pleased to share a moderated discussion between two students who worked with CHOP’s Violence Intervention Program (VIP) this summer. VIP is a community-focused, trauma-informed program designed to reduce re-injury and retaliation among youth ages 8 to 18 years by working with them in the hospital and following discharge. Jody Thigpen is currently pursuing her Masters of Social Work and will be entering her second year of the program at The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, while Ezekiel Richardson is a second year medical student at The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Gun Safety in the Home: Webinar from Violence Prevention Initiative

The Violence Prevention Initiative at CHOP is hosting a free webinar entitled, "Counseling Families on Gun Safety in the Home." Gun violence is a complex public health issue in the U.S., and those who counsel families about child access to guns in the home play a pivotal role in keeping children optimally safe. This webinar is for practitioners who want to add gun safe storage tips to their anticipatory guidance on safety in the home.

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