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.

Effective June 21, 2012, all postdoctoral fellows completing their annual evaluations will be required to use a new version of the CHOP Postdoctoral Fellow Annual Review Form. This form, developed by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, is designed to better streamline and organize the review process, while also making electronic completion and submission simpler.

For fiscal year 2013, CHOP Leadership has negotiated a partnership with the UPenn BPP that offers both CHOP postdoctoral fellows and physician fellows supported by training grants (T32/F32) access to BPP events and UPenn Career Services programming.