The CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP) is a new, competitive summer internship program for undergraduates interested in the biomedical sciences. The pilot program will include 10 students in summer 2012.

Rick Borchelt, Special Assistant for Public Affairs and Office of the Director for the National Cancer Institute, served as one of our guest speakers during the November session of Conducting Research at CHOP.

The Center for Biomedical Informatics of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Temple University announce the development of an educational collaboration with regards to an Informatics Certificate Program. The purpose of the program is to provide CHOP employees with the opportunity to pursue an academic credential, which focuses on informatics.

Working in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related discipline, you can inspire a new generation of students. Whether you can spare a few hours a week or a few hours a year, you can make a difference in a student’s future.

Richard Woodward, Ph.D., President of The Business/Technology Interface, LLC, and CEO of Vascular Magnetics, Inc., served as one of our 2011 guest speakers for National Postdoc Appreciation Week. His presentation, "Life without Lab Coats: Entering the Business of Science," addressed how to break into industry and provided information related to career options on the business side of science-based industries.