Students that work at CIRP, whether for three months or three years, remain connected to the Center and our staff. Our students have gone on to pursue a variety of educational and professional opportunities, all with the backing of their CIRP mentors. Here are some CIRP Training Testimonials:
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CHOP Mentor(s): Meghan Marsac, PhD; Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD
Clinical Research Assistant (Summer 2013)

"In 2013, I participated in CHOP’s Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP). Under the mentorship of Dr. Meghan Marsac and Dr. Nancy Kassam-Adams, I contributed to two studies exploring strategies for the secondary prevention of posttraumatic stress and examining adjustment in children and families after acute medical events and injuries. …
CHOP Mentor(s): Aditya Belwadi, PhD
Injury Research Intern/Research Assistant (2013-2016)

"Between the fall of 2013 and the spring of 2016, I worked primarily with Dr. Aditya Belwadi as part of my Drexel co-op experience, working first as a full-time Research Assistant and then continuing on part-time while still in classes. As a Mechanical Engineering student with interests and some experience in Biomechanics, I had been looking f…
CHOP Mentor(s): Catherine McDonald, PhD, RN
Summer Intern -- 2013

“I worked at CIRP under Dr. Catherine McDonald for the summer after my freshman year in 2013 as part of Drexel University's Students Tackling Advanced Research Scholars (STARS) program. My experience at CIRP was a great introduction to the field of research and has since helped me land three other co-op opportunities: at Exponent, DSM Biomedical (formerly Kensey Nash), and G…
CHOP Mentor(s): Flaura Winston, MD, PhD
Research Assistant (2012-2013)

"I worked at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) as a research assistant for a year and a half while I was applying to medical school. From day one, everyone at the center was helpful and encouraging to me as a new employee and a future medical student. Dr. Dennis Durbin, Dr. Mark Zonfrillo, and Dr. Flaura Winston were particularly instrumental…
CHOP Mentor(s): Meghan Marsac, PhD
Research Assistant (2013) 

"While interning at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention during my senior year at the University of Pennsylvania, I assisted with studies examining how children and their families cope with acute medical trauma and interventions to promote psychosocial adjustment in children who have experienced acute medical events. I also aided in the distribution of the…
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