John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer, Sage Bionetworks and Senior Fellow, Faster Cures, served as one of our guest speakers during the October session of Conducting Research at CHOP.

Scientific Collaborations are essential for advancing biomedical discoveries that benefit society. While these partnerships can vary greatly from simple to complex, there are key factors to consider that will facilitate a productive working relationship. Check out these selected resources for guidance on how to establish, facilitate and maintain successful research collaborations.

The Department of Genetics and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are hosting the Genetics of Neuroscience Symposium on Monday, November 3, 2014. The goals of the symposium are to expose the Penn scientific community to the outstanding work going on in Penn laboratories and to facilitate a sense of community among investigators who share an interest in the field of genetics.

The National Institutes of Health, the U.S. government's premier biomedical and behavioral research enterprise, is pleased to announce its sixth annual call for "NIH Earl Stadtman Investigators," a broad recruitment of tenure-track investigators (assistant professor equivalent) for all NIH intramural programs. Scientific discoveries from our intramural laboratories, with their extensive infrastructure and critical mass of expertise, have a crucial role in both maintaining America’s research excellence and advancing medical treatments and cures.

Attention CHOP Mentors: Nominate your Postdoc, Physician Fellow or Graduate Student for the 2015 CHOP Distinguished Research Trainee Award! The CHOP Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Distinguished Research Trainee Award call for nominations. The deadline for nomination is October 31, 2014.