Research In Action
Research In Action
Student training ranks high in priority at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as shown throughout the pandemic. CIRP’s leadership and training teams have used creativity to safely remain committed to offering valuable experiences to students.
For the past nine summers, CIRP has hosted its Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, a 10-week pediatric research internship sponsored by the National Science Foundation for diverse groups of underrepresented students. Our REU program provides students with not only mentorship and hands-on research experience in the fields of engineering, behavioral science, and epidemiology, but also networking opportunities and educational programming.
Meet the Injury Science REU Class of 2021
This year’s selected REU class is comprised of students with a variety of majors, including Cognitive Science; Health Science; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Medical Anthropology; and Psychology:
- Angelica Torres, Rice University
- Anthony Frazier-Armstrong, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
- Brianna Falby, Elizabethtown College
- Carolena Muno, Haverford College
- Drayton Murray, Community College of Philadelphia
- Emily Brown, Arcadia University
- Gianna Slusher, Cooper Union College
- Ailish Beveridge, Lewis & Clark College
- Julia Duchossois, Lehigh University
- Lindsay Johnson, Jefferson University
- Marye Cruz, Bryn Mawr College
- Meredith Bloss, Harvey Mudd College
- Sade Benjamin, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
- Tamera Stanley, Stevenson University
This summer, each student is paired with a mentor or research team to work on a specific research project. To help students build their professional networks and learn about different research topics, CIRP will also provide virtual educational programming through interactive workshops, seminars, and journal clubs.
In addition, the students are invited to participate in the CHOP Research Institute’s Summer Scientific Research Colloquium, which includes several virtual sessions designed for students to learn about scientific disciplines and research career paths.
Click here to learn more about CIRP’s Injury Science REU Program.
Click here to read more about this year’s Injury Science REU projects.
Click here to read about our Injury Science REU Alumni.