Effective July 1, 2018, the Offices of Postdoctoral Affairs and Responsible Research Training were integrated and renamed the Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs.


The Training Program in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities 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. Appointment is competitive, with applications due in early January each year.

The call for nominations for the 2018 Award for Excellence in Mentoring Research Trainees is now open. The deadline to submit nominations for the Award for Excellence in Mentoring Research Trainees has been extended to Friday, April 13.

February Featured CHOP Postdoc


The February Featured CHOP Postdoc is Francis Ayombil, PhD. Francis is originally from Ghana, West Africa, but received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Vermont. Currently, Francis works under the mentorship of Rodney M. Camire, PhD.

April Featured CHOP Postdoc

The April Featured CHOP Postdoc is Michael Gonzalez, PhD. Michael is originally from Los Angeles, California, and he received his PhD from Washington State University. Currently, Michael works under the mentorships of Hakon Hakonarson, MD, PhD, and David Sherry, MD.