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): Helen Loeb, PhD; Kristy Arbogast, PhD; Thomas Seacrist, MBE
Summer CIRP Student Intern (June-August 2014)

“I had the amazing opportunity to work for the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) from June through August 2014. At CIRP, I worked under the guidance of Tom Seacrist, Dr. Kristy Arbogast, and Dr. Helen Loeb. During the summer, I worked on a variety of projects relating to biomechanics and automotive safety, including an evaluation of the…
CHOP Mentor(s): Meghan Marsac, PhD
Summer Injury Research Intern (2014)

"During the summer of 2014 at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention, I was given the opportunity to work under Dr. Meghan Marsac for the Child Parent Interaction Study and Cellie Coping Kit. I transcribed the interviews, helped create Cellie Sickle Cell Anemia and Injury Coping Cards and the Caregiver Booklet, helped facilitate the Cellie Caregiver’s…
CHOP Mentor(s): Meghan Marsac, PhD
CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program Intern (June 2014-August 2014)

"During my time as a CRISSP (CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program) intern in the summer of 2014, I was able to spend ten weeks working with Dr. Meghan Marsac. My work was heavily involved in recruitment for the K-23 Parent-Child interaction study, which allowed me to have direct contact with patients and the…
CHOP Mentor(s): Mark Zonfrillo, MD, MSCE
Summer Intern (2014)

"During the summer of 2014 I had the great pleasure of interning at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Zonfrillo. My research, focused on pediatric traumatic brain injury and its related sequela, exposed me to the fundamentals of injury research, epidemiology, biostatistics and emergency medicine. I gained invaluable experience…
CHOP Mentor(s): Catherine McDonald, PhD, RN
Injury Summer Intern Student (2014)

"During the summer of 2014, between my first and second year at Temple Medical School, I had the privilege of working with Dr. Kate McDonald at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) in the area of teen driver safety. I had the opportunity to learn how to operate a driving simulator and recruit students to take practice drives to assess some of th…
CHOP Mentor(s): Christine Norris
CIRP Digital Communications Co-Op Student (2013-2014) 

"I joined the CIRP@CHOP organization on my third and final co-op at Drexel University. Although I was undoubtedly attracted to the world-renowned work the CHOP team was doing, it was the “digital communications” job title that reeled me in. Most of my time spent working with the Outreach team involved gathering analytics and organizing t…
CHOP Mentor(s): Dr. Aditya Belwadi, PhD; Thomas Seacrist, MBE
Research Assistant (September 2012 - May 2013)

While a sophomore studying Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania with minors in Mathematics and Engineering Entrepreneurship, I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Aditya Belwadi and Tom Seacrist at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP. I analyzed and tested the biofidelity of current crash test dummy designs. My time at…
CHOP Mentor(s): Dr. Allison Curry, PhD
CIRP Co-Op Student (2012)

"I began my two years at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) as a Drexel Co-op student under the mentorship of Dr. Allison Curry, PhD in April 2012. My time was split between two studies, Graduated Driver Licensing Decal Law: Effect on Young Probationary Drivers, and Teen Driving Plan, an evaluation of an online intervention for learner teen drivers. Upo…
CHOP Mentor(s): Meghan Marsac, PhD
CIRP Co-Op (2013 - 2014)

"During the spring and summer terms of 2013, I was offered the opportunity to work at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention through Drexel University's Cooperative Education Program and was able to continue my involvement through most of my junior year. I assisted Dr. Meghan Marsac and Dr. Nancy Kassam-Adams with studies of parent-child interactions, coping after…
CHOP Mentor(s): Meghan Marsac, PhD
CIRP Co-Op (2012 - 2013)

"I completed two 6-month co-ops with the Behavioral Sciences Division of CIRP working with Dr. Meghan Marsac. During my time with CIRP, I gained a great working knowledge of qualitative research methodologies, as well as learned how to present findings in both posters and publications. After completing my two co-ops, I have remained at CIRP, and I plan to continue until,…
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