Professional Skill Development
- Written by Dave Taylor
- Category: Announcements
- Created: 03 April 2012
Welcome CHOP Research Trainees!
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, December 6 at 5:30pm. Details below!
- CHOP Research Poster Day 2014 - Abstract Submissions Now Being Accepted!
- BPP Event: The Art of Networking - Lisa Marshall, December 4
- Faculty Luncheon - December 13, John Maris, MD, Presents "Progress and Challenges in the Quest to Cure Childhood Cancer"
- Nominate Your Research Trainee for the 2014 CHOP Distinguished Research Trainee Award - Deadline Extended: December 9, 2013
- Register Now for the 2013-2014 Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Sessions
- Internal RCR Web Site December Feature: The Researcher in Society
- Science Fair Judges Needed - December 12 and 13
- Postdoc Seminar Series – A Focus on Trainee Researchers, January 16
- U.S. Department of State Approves CHOP’s Application to Administer its own J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program (EVP)
- Monthly Postdoc Happy Hour – December 6
- How has your trainee distinguished his or herself from other trainees at similar levels of experience?
- How has your trainee impacted your research program at CHOP?
- What are the broader implications of your trainee’s research, either to his or her field of study or to society as a whole?
- Shorter processing times – At present, the average processing time for a J-1 visa is approximately 4 months; by bringing this function in house it is anticipated the processing time can be reduced by close to 50%.
- Enhanced quality control and compliance – OIVS will have increased capability to monitor Department of State regulatory requirements and J-1 visa expiration dates.
- Improved customer service – OIVS will be able to provide increased guidance, education and instruction for both J-1 visa holders and their sponsoring departments. In house processing will allow for improved ability to identify problems earlier in the process, faster response times to clients and quicker paths to problem resolution.
Abstract submission for the 24th annual CHOP Research Poster Day is now open! Anyone conducting research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is welcome to participate. Abstracts are submitted electronically and accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The deadline for abstract submissions is January 17, 2014. For those participants who register by January 3, 2014, you will be entered into a drawing to win a free iPod Nano. Researchers may submit up to two abstracts, but will only be eligible for one award. Posters that have been displayed in previous CHOP Research Poster Days are ineligible unless there are significant updates to the research. Please note that we will not be able to accommodate presenters who have not pre-registered.
CHOP Research Poster Day will take place on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the lobby and first floor of the Colket Translational Research Building. Presenters should set-up their posters by 8:45 a.m. and be prepared to attend their posters during the 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm judging period. All participants will be eligible for cash prizes. A reception and awards ceremony will be held in Colket following the viewing and judging period beginning at 4:00 p.m.
To submit your abstract, please go to http://www.research.chop.edu/posterday.
The Art of Networking
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Presenter: Lisa B. Marshall
Location: Clinical Research Building (CRB), Austrian Auditorium
Description: This workshop is presented on the art of networking and utilizes presentation and example in a small setting to give participants an understanding of how they can use this skill to bridge important gaps and create last impressions.
Please visit the BPP Web site to register: http://www.med.upenn.edu/postdoc.
"Progress and Challenges in the Quest to Cure Childhood Cancer"
December 13, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM: ARC123-ABC
John Maris, MD
Our CHOP Research Faculty Luncheon continues on Friday, December 13, 2013 at noon in the Abramson Research Center (ARC), 1st floor conference room 123-ABC. 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 plan to join usfor the 2013 - 2014 series!
Title: "Cell Based Therapy with Stem Cell Derived Inhibitory Interneurons, the Hype and the Hope"
Guest Lecturer: Stewart Anderson, MD
Event Date: Friday, February 14, 2014
Location: Abramson Research Building (ARC), Room 123-ABC
Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Attention CHOP Mentors: Nominate your Postdoc, Physician Fellow or Graduate Student for the 2014 CHOP Distinguished Research Trainee Award! The CHOP Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2014 Distinguished Research Trainee Award call for nominations. The deadline for nomination has been extended to December 9, 2013.
The goal of this program is to recognize outstanding research trainees at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Mentors are encouraged to nominate their exemplary trainees (postdoctoral fellows, medical/physician fellows or CHOP-based graduate students) to be our next Distinguished Research Trainees. The winners (one from each trainee pool) will be featured on the OPA’s Research Trainee Web Portal, be recognized with an award certificate at 2014 CHOP Research Poster Day, and receive a monetary prize. The certificate will be presented by Dr. Philip Johnson, Chief Scientific Officer of the CHOP Research Institute.
To nominate your trainee:
1) Draft a brief letter that touches on the following points:
While this letter should address the totality of the candidate’s potential for future success, it should emphasize specific accomplishments of the individual while they were a trainee at CHOP.
2) Attach/append a current CV for the trainee, which includes descriptions of awards earned and hyperlinks to representative publications/abstracts
These nominations will be reviewed and voted upon by the faculty-led CHOP Research Trainee Advisory Committee (RTAC). All nominees, including the winners, will be notified of this recognition in early February 2014.
Please Note: Individuals who have completed their training phase at CHOP (defined as pre-doctoral fellows who have been granted their PhD, postdoctoral fellows who have completed their five years of eligibility as a postdoctoral fellow, or clinical fellows who have moved to an instructor or instructor-like position) must be within one year of completion of their training to be eligible for the award. Applications from individuals that are not qualified based on this criterion will be returned without review.
All nominations must be submitted by December 9, 2013, at 12pm.
Register today for in-person Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training. Upcoming sessions will be held on:
RCR 1: Friday, January 24, 2014
RCR 2: Friday, March 21, 2014
The CHOP RCR program promotes ethical research practices based on regulatory standards and professional guidelines. RCR covers a range of topics including: Conflict of Interest; Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing and Ownership; Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship; Peer Review; Collaborative Science; Research Involving Human Subjects; Research Involving Animal Subjects; Research Misconduct; Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities; Laboratory Safety, Researcher and Society; and Intellectual Property.
Research takes place within a social and ethical context. How does the generation and application of new scientific knowledge impact society? Visit the RCR internal Web site at http://rcr.research.chop.edu/ to learn more about the principles, practices, and policies that guide researchers in recognizing and fulfilling their societal responsibilities.
iPRAXIS is looking for Science Fair judges on December 12 and 13 at local Philadelphia schools. At their schools, the Science Fairs provide a day for students to show off their hard work and get feedback from actual scientists and engineers. By being a judge at a school’s science fair, you add value to the students’ work and make it so much more meaningful than simply a school project. Judges are supplied with the judging sheet and recommendations beforehand and an iPRAXIS staff member is at the fair to guide you through the process.
Northwood Academy Charter School
4621 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19124
Judging will take place from 8:30AM-11:30PM and 12PM-3PM
Lunch will be provided for judges who stay for both sections
210 E Salaignac St, Philadelphia, PA 19128
Judging will take place from 9AM-12PM and 12PM-3PM
Lunch will be provided for judges who stay for both sections
2013-2014 Postdoc Seminar Series
A Focus on Trainee Researchers
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Abramson Research Center, Room 123-C
Noon to 1:40 p.m. (pizza at 11:45 a.m.)
Learn about the exciting research being conducted within the CHOP Research Institute trainee community. Five researchers will be featured during this session.
Noon to 12:20 p.m.
Radhika Iyer, Ph.D.
Division of Oncology
Nanoparticle Delivery of SN38 is More Effective Than Irinotecan in a Mouse Model of Neuroblastoma
12:20 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.
Division of Neurology
Time to Surgery and Preoperative Cerebral Hemodynamics Predict Postoperative Ischemic Injury in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
12:40 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Marijana Vujkovic, Ph.D.
Division of Oncology
Genomic Architecture and Treatment Response in Pediatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia: A Report From The Children’s Oncology Group
1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Kristin McDonald Gibson, Ph.D.
Division of Genomic Diagnostics
Whole Exome Sequencing in a Clinical Diagnostics Laboratory: The Essential Role of the Data Management System
1:20 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
Mateusz Koptyra, Ph.D.
Division of Cancer Pathobiology
Detection of Cell-Free Tumor DNA Circulating in Blood of Mouse Model of Medulloblastoma
Sponsored by the Offices of Responsible Research Training and Postdoctoral Affairs.
The Office of Immigration & Visa Services (OIVS) is thrilled to announce the U.S. Department of State has approved CHOP’s application to administer its own J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) for researchers in the categories of "Research Scholar" and "Short-Term Scholar." With this designation CHOP joins a host of other renowned universities and research organizations that carry this designation and administer their own J-1 EVP.
As a result of having its own J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, CHOP will recognize the following benefits:
December 6, 2013
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
UPenn BPP Social Committee
Meet up with fellow CHOP/Penn Postdocs!
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.