Training Opportunities

Kristy Arbogast, PhD mentors Christine Holt
Christine Holt (left) and Kristy Arbogast, PhD prepare a research participant for a low-impact sled test.

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 our 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 in our pediatric research training programs 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 in one of our pediatric research training programs. 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 pediatric research training program 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.

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For other pediatric research training program opportunities at CHOP, visit The CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP).

Freshman undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania interested in traffic safety research are invited to apply for the "Safety Implications of Travelers Switching from Air to Ground" project by February 20, 2017. The project is part of the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program. Applicants should possess:

  • a solid understanding of statistics
  • an ability to code in R and Matlab (or a willingness to learn quickly)
  • a passion for transportation, traffic safety, and public health

Application forms: