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Capping Off College with Concussion Research

June 5, 2018
Today we welcome a guest blog post from Julia Vanni, who completed a six-month co-op with the CHOP concussion research team in 2015 and recently graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Health Science. She describes her experience as a co-op intern and her Capstone project on concussion recovery.

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Choosing a Career in Injury Science Research

May 22, 2018
Ridhi Sahani plans to pursue a PhD in Biomechanical Engineering at the University of Virginia and shares why the Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program helped her prepare for the future.

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Studying the Impact of Bracing on Child Occupant Protection

September 26, 2017
In this guest blog, Ridhi Sahani of Bucknell University shares her pediatric biomechanics research experiences as an Injury Science REU student at CIRP during the summer of 2017.

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Empower Young Women to Pursue STEM Careers

February 14, 2017

With the success of the Oscar nominated film “Hidden Figures,” there has been increased attention on the role of women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). In this post, CIRP@CHOP's Co-Scientific Director and Director of Engineering shares why it's more important than ever to encourage young women to pursue careers in STEM.

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Bridging the Gaps to Better Understand the Challenges Facing Urban Youth

August 20, 2015
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.

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