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.

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.