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This list includes events, both at CHOP and elsewhere, that may interest trainees at the CHOP Research Institute. For more information on any event, please contact us.

NOTE - This calendar does not include University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Postdoctoral Program (BPP) events, unless they are available to ALL CHOP research trainees.

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This list includes past events, both at CHOP and elsewhere, that may interest trainees at the CHOP Research Institute.

NOTE - This calendar does not include University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Postdoctoral Program (BPP) events, unless they are available to ALL CHOP research trainees.

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Events of Interest for CHOP Research Trainees

Past Events

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute holds multiple NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) to support select postdoctoral fellows, physician fellows and/or graduate students.

Learn more about CHOP training programs supported by NIH grants

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Additional research training experiences are available among numerous pediatric disciplines. Choose your position of interest from the list below or view open postdoctoral fellowship positions at the bottom of this page.


Open Postdoc Positions

CHOP NRSA Institutional Research Training Grants

Children's Hospital holds multiple NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32). These competitive grants have been awarded to CHOP investigators with a proven track record of excellence in providing world-class research training to postdoctoral fellows, physician fellows and/or graduate students.

Depending on your research area and job title (postdoctoral fellow, physician fellow, etc.), you may be eligible for support by one of these T32 training grants.

Each T32 training program is unique, with variations in their research focus, associated mentors, number of slots and application processes. Please review each grant below and contact the appropriate administrative contact for additional information.

The following links will allow you to navigate to frequently requested resources. Please visit this page again - we frequently add new resources for our research trainees.

The CHOP Research Institute Intranet

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External Resources and Links

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: A World Class Pediatric Research Hospital

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute aims to be the predominant clinical and basic pediatric research training institution in the United States. Whether you are a postdoctoral fellow, physician fellow or graduate student, all CHOP-based researchers are privy to world-class training programs and support services.

Welcome to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute!

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is ranked as the number one children's hospital in the nation. The Hospital's Research Institute (formerly the Joseph Stokes, Jr. Research Institute) fulfills the CHOP's long standing dedication to pediatric research and is a reinforcement of its "bench to bedside" philosophy. Today, the CHOP Research Institute is home to one of the largest government- and foundation-supported pediatric research programs in the country.

View "Discover The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute" to learn about the CHOP Research Institute's commitment to turn scientific discovery into medical innovation.

The CHOP Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is committed to supporting the next generation of research scientists at Children's Hospital. The office provides programmatic support to all research trainees (including postdoctoral fellows, physician fellows, training grant fellows and CHOP-based UPenn graduate students) and maintains a specialized administrative infrastructure to support CHOP's postdoc population.

The CHOP Research Institute
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Colket Translational Research Building (CTRB)
3501 Civic Center Boulevard, Suite 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Phone: (267) 426-2835
Fax: (267) 426-7360

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Are you looking for a training position at the CHOP Research Institute?

The CHOP Research institute offers a wide variety of research experiences in numerous pediatric disciplines.

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Lab Tech

The CHOP Office of Postdoctoral Affairs provides you with articles and information that will help you to learn new and useful skills, and teach you how to navigate the CHOP research environment. The Trainee Resources page may have additional links and tools to assist you.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - National Postdoctoral Association Connection

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a member-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to providing a national voice for postdoctoral fellows. CHOP has a longstanding relationship with the NPA. Our institutional membership provides you with access to a FREE affiliate membership and a number of professional development resources on their Web site. Please contact us with any registration questions you may have.


Articles of Interest

Lab Techs

The Research Trainee Career Support Center provides you with articles and resources that will assist you as you contemplate your move into a non-trainee, professional career track.

CHOP research trainees may also enroll in the UPenn Biomedical Postdoctoral Program (BPP), a premiere professional/career support program for UPenn/CHOP fellows.

Visit the BPP Enrollment intranet page for details. *Requires Active Directory Log-In*


Articles of Interest

Grant writing is a critical skill for research trainees. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs encourages all trainees to prepare a grant application during their tenure at CHOP.

Choose a funding resource below or view current funding opportunities at the bottom of this page.

Current Funding Opportunity Articles

CHOP NRSA Institutional Research Training Grants

Children's Hospital holds multiple NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32). These competitive grants have been awarded to CHOP investigators with a proven track record of excellence in providing world-class research training to postdoctoral fellows, physician fellows and/or graduate students.

Depending on your research area and job title (postdoctoral fellow, physician fellow, etc.), you may be eligible for support by one of these T32 training grants.

Each T32 training program is unique, with variations in their research focus, associated mentors, number of slots and application processes. Please review each grant below and contact the appropriate administrative contact for additional information.

  • CHOP Institutional Training in Pediatrics Open or Close

    Program Director:
    Joseph St. Geme, III, MD

    Program (Administrative) Contact:

    Brief Description:
    The goal of the CHOP Institutional Training in Pediatrics grant is to increase the number and effectiveness of subspecialty pediatricians with a rigorous training in basic, translational and clinical research. We accomplish this by training outstanding pediatric fellows to become successful physician-scientists, addressing questions of fundamental importance to health and disease in children.

    Total Number of Trainee Slots (per year):
    Contact the Program Administrator for this information

    Eligibility:
    Eligible candidates should hold an MD or DO degree and be in a subspecialty fellowship program at CHOP. All candidates must certify that they are either a U.S. Citizen, a non-citizen national of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident.

    Web Site / Additional Information:
    Contact the Program Administrator for this information

    Application Process/Dates:
    Contact the Program Administrator for this information

  • Genes and Environment in Neonatal Education (GENE) Training Program Open or Close

    Program Director:
    George Scott Worthen, MD

    Program (Administrative) Contact:

    Brief Description:
    The overall objective of the Genes and Environment in Neonatal Education (GENE) Training Program is to provide research training for clinical and basic science investigators in the design, implementation and analysis of genome-wide genetic and epigenetic studies in neonates. The program is designed to integrate basic genetic training with research skills fundamental to the unique demands of genome-wide investigation.

    Total Number of Trainee Slots (per year):
    Unavailable

    Eligibility:
    All candidates must certify that they are either a U.S. Citizen, a non-citizen national of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident.

    Web Site / Additional Information:
    Unavailable

    Application Process/Dates:
    Unavailable

  • Medical Genetics Research Training Grant Open or Close

    Program Director:
    Ian Krantz

    Program (Administrative) Contact:

    Brief Description:
    Brief Description: This research training program seeks to provide this training primarily to clinicians in all arenas relevant to human genetics to train the future medical genetics leaders who are willing and able to apply modern research methods to elucidating the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of medical genetic conditions, so that new and more effective therapeutic interventions can be identified.

    Total Number of Trainee Slots (per year):
    5 fellows (usually physician fellows)

    Eligibility:
    Eligible candidates should hold an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degree with a focused research project in human genetics and a career interest in academics.

    Web Site / Additional Information:
    Clinical Genetics Training
    Medical Genetics Research Training Grant Description

    Application Process/Dates:
    Rolling, but most appointments are effective as of July 1; applications should be received by February 1 to meet this deadline.

  • Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship Training in Diabetes Research Open or Close

    Program Director:
    Lorraine Katz, MD

    Program (Administrative) Contact:

    Brief Description:
    The CHOP Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program in Diabetes Research has the goal of increasing the number of Pediatric Endocrinologists who are interested in careers in academic endocrinology by providing the research experiences and tools they need to build research programs. To accomplish this goal, we provide a multi-year training program of research.

    Total Number of Trainee Slots (per year):
    3 physician fellows

    Eligibility:
    Eligible candidates should hold an MD degree and be a current Endocrine Fellow. All candidates must certify that they are either a U.S. Citizen, a non-citizen national of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident.

    Web Site / Additional Information:
    Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship Training Grant Description
    Endocrine Grant Mentor List

    Application Process/Dates:
    April 15 Deadline - 3 page research project proposal required (see description above and contact Program Administrator for more information)

  • Pediatric Hospital Epidemiology and Outcomes Research Training (PHEOT) Program Open or Close

    Program Co-Directors:
    Jeffrey H. Silber, MD, PhD
    Ron Keren, MD

    Program (Administrative) Contact:

    Brief Description:
    The PHEOT program is a 2-year research fellowship designed to provide physicians with training in hospital epidemiology and outcomes research. Through a combination of formal coursework and mentored research projects, trainees will develop expertise in comparative effectiveness research, quality measurement, severity adjustment and economic evaluation as they relate to pediatric hospital care. The PHEOT program will train the next generation of clinical scientists who will help us to understand how to best measure and improve outcomes, assure patient safety, and manage costs for hospitalized children.

    Total Number of Trainee Slots (per year):
    5 physician fellows

    Eligibility:
    Eligible candidates should hold an MD or DO degree. All candidates must certify that they are either a U.S. Citizen, a non-citizen national of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident.

    Web Site / Additional Information:
    Pediatric Hospital Epidemiology and Outcomes Research Training Program Description

    Application Process/Dates:
    Application and 3 letters of reference and other documentation required (please visit training program's website for application and deadlines)

  • Pediatric Pharmacoepidemiology Training Program Open or Close

    Program Co-Directors:
    Peter Adamson, MD
    Sean Hennessy, PharmD, PhD
    Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE

    Program (Administrative) Contact:

    Brief Description:
    The Pediatric Pharmacoepidemiology Training Program is a research training program in pediatric pharmacoepidemiology, specifically designed to train pediatricians to be rigorous, independent academic investigators able to use the range of approaches available in epidemiology to study the use and effects of medications in pediatric patients.

    Total Number of Trainee Slots (per year):
    4 physician fellows

    Eligibility:
    Eligible candidates should hold an MD or DO degree. All candidates must certify that they are either a U.S. Citizen, a non-citizen national of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident.

    Web Site / Additional Information:
    Pediatric Pharmacoepidemiology Training Program Description

    Application Process/Dates:
    Application and 3 letters of reference and other documentation required (please visit training program's website for application and deadlines)

  • Training in Molecular Therapeutics for Pediatric Cardiology Open or Close

    Program Director:
    Robert J. Levy, MD
    Robert E. Shaddy, MD (Co-Director)

    Program (Administrative) Contact:

    Brief Description:
    A collaborative training program is offered involving participation of leading scientists at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. This forefront NIH-sponsored postdoctoral research training is offered in three specific areas: Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Gene Therapy; Cardiac Development; Cardiovascular Pathophysiology. Examples of ongoing research directions include: Tissue Engineering, Cardiac Development, Biomaterials, Gene Therapy for Vascular Injury, and Gene Therapy for Cardiac Arrhythmias.

    Total Number of Trainee Slots (per year):
    8 PhD, MD or MD/PhD trainees (4 bench researchers, 4 clinical researchers)

    Eligibility:
    Eligible candidates should hold either an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degree, and certify that they are either a U.S. Citizen, a non-citizen national of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident.

    Web Site / Additional Information:
    Pediatric Cardiology Training Grant Description and Mentor List

    Application Process/Dates:
    April 1 Deadline - Application and 3 letters of reference required (contact Program Administrator for application)

  • Training in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Open or Close

    Program Director:
    Michael Robinson, PhD

    Program (Administrative) Contact:

    Brief Description:
    This training grant is an inter-disciplinary program that draws faculty from the Department of Pediatrics, multiple departments in the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine. The focus of the program is mental retardation caused by chromosomal defects, inborn errors of metabolism (aminoacidurias, urea cycle defects, etc.) or hypoxia and trauma (peri-natal insult, traumatic brain injury, etc.).

    Total Number of Trainee Slots (per year):
    6 PhD, MD, or MD/PhD trainees (postdoctoral or physician fellows)

    Eligibility:
    MD candidates should have had clinical training in Pediatrics, Neurology, Neuropathology or a related field. PhD candidates should have completed their PhD in neuroscience or a related field and should have conducted neuroscience research. We encourage applications from members of minority groups that are underrepresented in science careers. All candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) to be eligible for support from this training grant.

    Web Site / Additional Information:
    Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Training Grant Web Site
    Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Training Grant Description and Mentor List
    Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Training Grant Application

    Application Process/Dates:
    Early March Deadline - Application and 3 letters of reference required (contact Program Administrator for application)

  • Training in Pediatric Hematology Open or Close

    Program Director:
    Katherine High, MD
    Morty Poncz, MD

    Program (Administrative) Contact:

    Brief Description:
    The pediatric hematology grant at Children's Hospital provides clinical and basic researchers with world-class training on a variety of fronts. Areas of investigation include hemoglobin disorders, stem cell development, molecular diagnostic techniques, molecular oncology, gene therapy, and the molecular basis of blood clotting.

    Total Number of Trainee Slots (per year):

    4 PhD, MD, or MD/PhD trainees (postdoctoral or physician fellows)

    Eligibility:

    Eligible candidates should hold either an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degree, and certify that they are either a U.S. Citizen, a non-citizen national of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident.

    Web Site / Additional Information:

    Pediatric Hematology Training Grant Mentor List

    Application Process/Dates:

    Candidates are selected from the pool of Hematology/Oncology fellows and postdocs by an internal selection committee

  • University of Pennsylvania Training Programs Open or Close

    The University of Pennsylvania also holds a number of T32 training grants to which CHOP trainees may apply. You can view a full list of these grants using the NIH RePORTER.

    Search for "Activity Code: Training Grants (Ts)" and "Organization: University of Pennsylvania."

    View all UPenn Training Grants