Here at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP), a key component of our mission is to provide training opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to postdoctoral researchers. CIRP’s leadership team understands and values the powerful impact of strong mentorship, and we aim to offer valuable experiences to all of our students.
For the past eight 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, education, population science, and statistics, but also networking opportunities and educational programming.
This year’s selected REU class is comprised of students majoring in Bioengineering; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Educational Studies; Epidemiology; Health Science; Neuroscience; Psychology; and Public Health:
- Amanda McKenney, Northeastern University
- Aminata Kante, La Salle University
- Anthony Frazier-Armstrong, Lincoln University
- Courtney Dutile, The George Washington University
- Emily Brown, Arcadia University
- Emily Corbett-Valade, University of Rochester
- Jemmy Medina, Cabrini University
- Kaila Daza, Colgate University
- Kathryn McLaughlin, Stockton University
Sade Benjamin, Lincoln University
- Samantha Skinner, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Sarah O’Brien, University of Delaware
Due to COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to suspend the 2020 Injury Science REU program. This decision reflects various restrictions and mandates set by the government and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). However, we are committed to our REU program and to our students.
This summer, we will provide virtual educational programming to the accepted students through interactive workshops, seminars, and journal clubs. In addition, the accepted REU students are also 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.
Although this year’s REU program will be different, we will still strive to provide our students with an abundant learning experience and many ways to flourish. We hope to return to our in-person REU program next year.
Click here to learn more about CIRP’s Injury Science REU Program.
Click here to read about our Injury Science REU Alumni.
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