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Injury Science Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

10 Week Paid Summer Internships

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, a leading multidisciplinary injury research center, has secured for funding to continue designation as an Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site by the National Science Foundation (NSF). CIRP's REU program will give undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in fundamental research on the causes and consequences of child and adolescent injury. As part of an interdisciplinary team, they work across the fields of engineering, behavioral science, education, population science, and statistics. Students will apply this scientific foundation to assist in developing evidence-based prevention products, programs, policies, and interventions.

Underrepresented students are encouraged to apply - people of color, students attending schools with limited research opportunities, women, people with disabilities, and veterans.

The REU will provide student participants with:

one-on-one mentorship from leading scientists

participation in a unique, multidisciplinary research approach

hands-on research experience

a generous stipend

free housing

contribution toward travel expenses

With mentoring from a well-established team of highly trained pediatric researchers, REU students will:

conduct research to build the scientific foundation for injury interventions

translate the interventions into practical solutions

evaluate the success of these solutions


Students must meet the following minimum requirements to be eligible to apply:

3.0 GPA

1 year college completed by June

Anticipated graduation after August

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Students interested in becoming researchers in their field of study; students who wish to pursue an advanced degree to conduct research in their field of study. We do not accept applications from students interested in pursuing an MD.
upcoming deadlineRecently updated.

Application Deadline: 1/31/2018

Program Dates: 6/4/2018 - 8/10/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (Lead)
Drexel University
University of Pennsylvania

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biomedical Engineering
Computer Sciences
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

Behavioral Neuroscience
Computational Modeling
Interactive Digital Multimedia
Mathematical Physics
Mechanical Engineering

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 1/13/2018
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