Please take a moment to browse through the following trainee updates - clicking on each link will bring you to that announcement:
Don't forget to mark your calendars for the monthly Postdoc Happy Hour, Friday, May 3 at 5:30pm. Details below!
The 2013 CHOP Research Institute Scientific Symposium, a celebration of the groundbreaking research conducted at Children’s Hospital is scheduled to kick off on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 11:45am. The symposium will continue on Friday, May 3, 2013, from 8:30am until 2:30pm.
All events are scheduled to take place on the first floor of the Colket Translational Research Building (CTRB). The symposium will include research presentations and panel discussions from CHOP faculty associated with our Research Affinity Groups (RAGs). The CHOP RAGs showcase the diverse, cross-cutting and multidisciplinary work being performed at CHOP and demonstrate how basic, clinical and translational research can be effectively integrated within a larger research program.
The symposium will feature an external keynote address presented by Leonard I. Zon, M.D., Grousbeck Professor of Pediatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and Director of the Stem Cell Program at Children's Hospital Boston on Thursday evening. CHOP’s own Katherine High, M.D., William H. Bennett Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Director, Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics at CHOP will present a second keynote address on Friday morning.
All members of the CHOP community are invited to attend.
Visit http://www.research.chop.edu/symposium for a complete agenda, registration form, and updates about the event.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute is pleased to announce that the call for applications is now open for its inaugural Pediatric Translational Research Workshop (PTRW) for Basic Scientists.
This program, taking place on October 14-18, 2013, is a five day, intensive learning experience designed to introduce early career researchers to the principles and fundamental elements of pediatric translational research. By employing a combination of didactic presentations, lectures, and clinical experiences, the PTRW aims to bridge the gap that exists between bench research and the clinic.
Each day will be chaired by a leading investigator in translational research, including:
To be eligible for enrollment, candidates must be early-career researchers enrolled at or employed by a local research institution. In 2013, the PTRW will include 20 participants from the local Philadelphia scientific community.
The deadline for application has been extended to May 15, 2013.
Confirm your eligibility and learn more at http://www.research.chop.edu/programs/ptrw.
Mentoring is a significant part of scientific training and successful career progression. What are the characteristics of an effective mentor-trainee relationship? As a trainee, how can you get the mentoring that you need? Visit the RCR internal Web site at http://rcr.research.chop.edu to learn more about the ethical principles, practices, and policies that guide mentoring relationships. Explore the educational resources and identify the institutional experts who can answer your questions.
Title: "The Molecular Makeup of Bone Marrow Failure"
Guest Lecturer: Monica Bessler, MD, PhD
Event Date: Friday, May 10, 2013
Location: Abramson Research Building (ARC), Room 123-ABC
Time: 12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided beginning at 11:45 am. This event is open to all members of the research community.
The CHOP Research Institute Faculty Luncheons are held four times per academic year and feature scientific presentations from CHOP Research Faculty members. Mark your calendars and join us for the last session of the 2012 - 2013 series!
Date: Thursday, May 16
This installment of the Postdoc Seminar Series will feature our 2013 CHOP Research Poster Day winners presenting their award winning research to an audience of their peers. Lunch will be served at 11:45am.
Noon to 12:20pm
The Postdoc Seminar Series is an hour-long session, offered on a bi-monthly basis during the academic year to CHOP postdoctoral fellows. The series includes a combination of peer scientific presentations and professional development topics included identifying funding opportunities, grant writing, scientific writing, communications skills, networking skills, career progression from postdoc to faculty, and alternate careers in science.
Presenter: Dr. Beth Schachter
Date: May 15, 2013
Location: Clinical Research Building - Austrian Auditorium
This seminar, hosted by the UPenn Biomedical Postdoctoral Program (BPP), will be a guide to applying for NIH career development "K" Awards. All are welcome to attend. BPP membership is not required.
10 Things I Wish I Knew
Presenter: Dr. Maureen Murphy, Wistar Institute
Date: May 16, 2013
Location: Clinical Research Building - Austrian Auditorium
This seminar, hosted by the UPenn Biomedical Postdoctoral Program (BPP), will be a guide to NIH Pathway to Independence Awards (K99/R00). All are welcome to attend. BPP membership is not required.
This panel discussion is intended to provide CHOP and Penn physician fellows with the information and resources needed to succeed in CHOP research programs.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Topics to be discussed include:
New physician fellows and fellows entering the research phase of their fellowships are encouraged to attend.
Speaker: Laura Lyman Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Policy, Communications, and Education
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institute of Health
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Location: CTRB 1100B, first floor
The excitement and rationale for pursuing the Human Genome Project always included the promise of new insights into promoting health and combating disease. However, that promise must now be realized in the context of myriad health systems and their governing policy frameworks. If we are to achieve the full potential of genomic science within clinic care, all stakeholders (researchers, providers, payers, patients, etc.) will need to come together to address the challenges and the opportunities before us. This talk will explore several policy areas important to the realization of this potential. All are welcome to attend!
To register, visit http://www.research.chop.edu/programs/crac/.
The Annual Postdoc Informational Meeting is the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs' yearly wrap up session. Be sure to arrive at 11:30am to get lunch and hear about upcoming OPA programming.
Planning is still underway for this event. Please check back soon for more details.
The Office of Responsible Research Training, in conjunction with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Department of Pediatrics, will be offering two orientation sessions for training grant, postdoctoral, or physician fellows who will be moving into a "research trainee" status and receiving stipends for Fiscal Year 2014, beginning on July 1, 2013.
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Location: Main Building, Hope Auditorium
Time: 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Location: Abramson Research Center, Room 123-C
Time: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
The CHOP Summer Scientific Research Colloquium (SSRC) is a series of one-hour weekly "chalk talk" seminars (with pizza) held 5-6 PM on Mondays in June and July. These sessions provide insight on investigators' research programs and research career paths. The seminars are sponsored by the CHOP Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and are designed for physician fellows, postdoctoral fellows, medical students, graduate students, and selected undergraduate students. The seminars are facilitated by faculty and research staff and address approaches to scientific query and investigation.
Preliminary dates and locations are as follows:Session 1: June 10 – ARC, Room 123-C
Session 2: June 17– ARC, Room 123-C
Session 3: June 24 – CTRB 1200A
Session 4: July 8 – ARC, Room 123-C
Session 5: July 15 – ARC, Room 123-C
Session 6: July 22 – CTRB 1200B
Session 7: July 29 – ARC, 123-C
Faculty presenters and session titles coming soon.
Date: June 25, 2013
Time: 9:00am - 6:45pm
Location: Perelman School of Medicine BRB II/III Auditorium and Lobby
The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine is pleased to host the first Philadelphia Regional Biomedical Postdoctoral Research Symposium. This Symposium will showcase the research talent and achievements of the postdoctoral community in the Mid-Atlantic area.
Postdocs from underrepresented minority populations are encouraged to participate. This full-day event will include:
This FREE event presents an opportunity for postdocs to enhance their visibility in the research community, meet new faculty, practice presentation skills and learn about fellow postdocs' research. All regional postdocs, faculty, and researchers are welcome to attend.
The UPenn Biomedical Postdoctoral Program (BPP) Social Committee hosts a monthly happy hour event at City Tap House (3925 Walnut Street) in West Philly. All CHOP and UPenn postdocs are welcome to join. Feel free to bring co-workers, friends and significant others, as long as they are 21+.
Enjoy drink specials from 5:30-7:30pm. When you arrive, tell the hostess you are with the postdoc happy hour and get a wristband to get the specials.
For more information, visit the Biomedical Postdoctoral Council (BPC) site.
Yiran Guo, Ph.D.
Kosuke Izumi, M.D., Ph.D.
Wulan Deng, Ph.D.
These exceptional CHOP researchers were nominated by their mentors to receive this prestigious award, presented to them by Dr. Philip Johnson at the 2013 CHOP Research Poster Day. Read more...