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): Katie Halkyard, MPH
Injury Research Intern/Research Assistant (2015-2016)

"I joined CIRP in April 2015 as a Drexel University co-op student and continued to work as a research assistant while finishing my bachelor's degree in Psychology. I became a clinical research coordinator in July 2016. Working at CIRP I coordinate and support several research projects, including: a Teen Outreach Evaluation for Driving Safety g…
CHOP Mentor(s): Suzanne Hill, Christine Norris, Lindsey Mitros
Digital Communications Intern (Summer 2015)

"In the summer of 2015, I had the incredible opportunity to work at CIRP as part of the Outreach team for 10 weeks. Under the guidance of Lindsey Mitros, Christine Norris, and Suzanne Hill, I served as a Digital Communications intern and learned about how to advance the impact of health and medical science via web-based outreach and intervention. I gain…
CHOP Mentor(s): Aditya Belwadi, PhD
Injury Research Intern (Spring 2015)

"While studying Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University in Spring of 2015, I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Aditya Belwadi at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP). Under his mentorship I developed a quantitative visual analysis to assess the effectiveness of supplemental restraint systems (SRS) in mitigating injury in lateral crashes…
CHOP Mentor(s): Helen Loeb, PhD
Injury Research Co-Op Student (October 2014-September 2015)

"As a Drexel student, I alternate seasonally between classes and co-op internships. My first co-op, now over a year ago, took place on the 11th floor of an externally unremarkable high rise in the Science Center section of Market Street, at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention. Between October of 2014 and September of 2015, I wo…
CHOP Mentor(s): Jessica H. Mirman, PhD
Injury Research Intern (Summer 2015)

"In the summer of 2015, I joined the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) as a research intern under the mentorship of Dr. Jessica Mirman and Megan Fisher-Thiel. I spent the majority of my time working on a research study that aimed to determine the long-term effectiveness of TeenDrivingPlan, a web-based program that was developed by scientists at…
CHOP Mentor(s): Meghan Marsac, PhD; Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD; Kristen Kohser, LMSW
Injury Research Intern (Summer 2015)

"During the summer of 2015, I worked with the Post-injury Care and Recovery team at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) under the mentorship of Dr. Meghan Marsac, Dr. Nancy Kassam-Adams, and Kristen Kohser. My time at CIRP allowed me to gain research skills while assisting with projects, such a…
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