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The CHOP Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs 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.


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External Training Opportunities

Science/AAAS Webinar Recording: Deciphering the Cell Cycle: The Role of Cell Cycle Control in Cancer

Speakers: Yue Xiong, PhD (University of North Carolina) and Gary Schwartz, MD (Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center)

During the webinar, viewers will:               

  • Hear about exciting advancements in understanding how cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) regulate cell cycle control             
  • Discover how new CDK inhibitors can be used in combination with other therapeutics to target cancer
  • Learn about similarities and differences in critical cell cycle signaling pathways in different cancer types
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions during the live broadcast

Register to watch the recording




2020 Public Summit Action Collaborative Call for Presentation and Poster Proposals

The National Academies’ Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education is inviting abstract submissions for presentations and posters on promising and innovative practices to address and prevent sexual harassment in higher education. Presentations and poster sessions will take place during the Public Summit on October 19-20, 2020 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Click HERE to learn more.




Postdoc Academy

The Postdoc Academy is a digital and in-person professional development program designed specifically for postdocs, and is now open for registration! The free online course, titled "Succeeding as a Postdoc", will begin on June 22nd. This 6-week course will help you create a rewarding experience that launches you into your chosen career path. Register for the online course here.

In addition to the online course, you can join a Postdoc Academy Learning Session (PALS). Virtual local learning communities support online learning by connecting content directly to the local context and community, and also promote deeper learning of the material. PALS are small groups of postdoc who meet once a week in Zoom while taking the online course. PALS at will begin the week of June 22nd! Register for PALS here.

From Postdoc Academy:

This time of COVID-19 is challenging for us all, with the deep disruption in research and uncertainty. We acknowledge that some of you may be working remotely, and some are not able to, and many may be in difficult environments. It may be that a course that provides professional development around Resilience, Working in an Intercultural Environment, and Career Planning is not appropriate, but perhaps for many of you, this can be an opportunity to learn and develop skills, too. You can find outcomes of the prior running of the course here.

There are a number of local options for foreign national researchers in need of ESL training in the Philadelphia area.

Penn offers English Language Programs to members of the Penn and Philadelphia communities, which aim to successfully develop competence and fluency in English.

Join for the New England Science Symposium, Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference, and Effective Communications workshop. RSVP/application deadlines in January/February.