CIRP REU ALUMNI STORIES

Students that spend the summer at CIRP as part of the Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program remain connected to the Center and its staff. These students have gone on to pursue a variety of educational and professional opportunities, all with the backing of their CIRP mentors. Read about their experiences in these CIRP REU alumni stories:
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CHOP Mentor(s): Elizabeth Walshe, PhD; Chelsea Ward McIntosh, MS
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Student (Summer 2018) “During the summer of 2018, I worked at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) as a part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program under the mentorship of Dr. Elizabeth Walshe and Chelsea Ward McIntosh. My team and I worked on several projects where I gained an abundance of skills that I will brin…
CHOP Mentor(s): Aditya Belwadi, PhD, CPST; Seri Park, PhD, PTP; Valentina Graci, PhD; Thomas Seacrist, MBE
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Student (Summer 2018) "During my summer with the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, I had the opportunity to work on two projects regarding pedestrian and driver safety. Under the mentorship of Dr. Aditya Belwadi and Dr. Seri Park, a collaborator from Villanova Univers…
CHOP Mentor(s): Catherine McDonald, PhD, RN, FAAN; Kristy Arbogast, PhD
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Student (Summer 2018) "Throughout the summer of 2018, I had the privilege of working with Dr. Catherine McDonald and Dr. Kristy Arbogast at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) as a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) student. As an intern working with the concussion team, I was able to pursue my interest in the diagnosi…
CHOP Mentor(s): Akiva S. Cohen, PhD
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Student (Summer 2018) "During the summer of 2018, I worked at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) as a part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program under the mentorship of Dr. Akiva S. Cohen. While working with Dr. Cohen, I learned new techniques and how to use new machinery with which I was not familiar prio…
CHOP Mentor(s): Aimee Palumbo, PhD, MPH
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Student (Summer 2018) "This summer, I worked under the mentorship of Dr. Aimee Palumbo as a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) student at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) where I was part of the Epidemiology Team. My work consisted of coming up with a personal research question linked to bike share crash numbers and to c…
CHOP Mentor(s): Tracy Waasdorp, PhD, MEd; Stephen Leff, PhD
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Student (Summer 2018) "During the summer of 2018, I had the incredible opportunity to participate in the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program under the mentorship of Dr. Tracy Waasdorp and Dr. Stephen Leff. As part of the Behavioral Science discipline's PRAISE team, I took part in…
CHOP Mentor(s): Joel Fein, MD, MPH; Leah Brogan, PhD
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Student (Summer 2018) "During my summer at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP), as a Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) intern, I worked under the mentorship of Dr. Joel Fein and Dr. Leah Brogan. My research experience exposed me to a career in big data analysis and retrospective design. This summer I spent my time extr…
CHOP Mentor(s): Catherine McDonald, PhD, RN, FAAN
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Student (Summer 2018) "This summer has been filled with new experiences and ample opportunities thanks to the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. I had the pleasure of working with the Behavioral Science Team, under Dr. Catherine McDonald and Divya Jain, on examining the effects of co…
CHOP Mentor(s): Megan Ryerson, PhD
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Student (Summer 2018) "During the summer of 2018, I had the privilege of working as a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) intern at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) under Dr. Megan Ryerson. I joined the Safe Mobility team and worked heavily on the data analysis of the safety of the Market Street and JFK Boulevard bike lan…
CHOP Mentor(s): Aditya Belwadi, PhD, CPST
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Student (Summer 2018) "My summer at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) rendered both personal and professional growth. I worked with Dr. Aditya Belwadi as part of the Engineering Core in creating several computational pediatric human body models. I used the PIPER software, a pro…
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