Trevor M. Penning, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Director of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, provided an overview of how to start-up and run an academic research laboratory.

The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) has a number of videocasts that may be of interest to research trainees. UPDATED - Grant Writing 101 on January 18 / Industry Careers Overview and Job Packages on January 24

On December 4, 2012, Berenice Saxon and Timothy Schailey, Sponsored Projects Managers, presented on how to prepare and submit individual NRSA fellowship proposals at Children's Hospital.

Attention CHOP Mentors: Nominate your Postdoc, Physician Fellow or Graduate Student for the 2013 CHOP Distinguished Research Trainee Award! The CHOP Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2013 Distinguished Research Trainee Award call for nominations. The deadline for nomination is December 31, 2012.

On June 14, 2012, the NIH Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group released its initial report reviewing the state of the U.S. biomedical workforce and providing recommendations to support a sustainable research infrastructure.