In August, the Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs (ATOP) welcomed a new team member, Ariana Lee, as its Academic Training Coordinator. 

To learn more about Ariana and her journey at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, click Read More.

The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, November 8, 2019. Successful candidates will begin the program in January 2020.

The September Featured CHOP Research Trainees are eight high school students who participated in a unique six-week program called the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Internship for Scholars and Emerging Scientists (CHOP-RISES) over the summer. 

Students (left to right): Ade Forrest, Diamond McClellan, Diana Byrd, Madizon Martinez, Jordan Hawkins, Saniah Aaron, Deborah Dibal, and Saada Wing. 

To learn more about these bright high school students and their summer experiences, click HERE


The Girls Advancing in STEM (GAINS) Initiative connects high school girls with an interest in STEM with peers and role models. Through annual conferences, student-led clubs, and online virtual communities, girls have the opportunity to build their network while learning about STEM careers.

This fall, the GAINS Initiative has partnered with UPenn to host their 5th Annual GAINS Conference on November 13-15, 2019. The conference will bring together over 120 high school girls from the Philadelphia area and around the US to explore STEM careers. Volunteers are needed to give STEM tours, present technical talks, and participate in a career mixer. Interested? Read on!

Postdoctoral fellowships offer opportunities to develop independence, focus research interests, hone academic and transferable skills, and explore career pathways. Because postdoctoral positions are generally-short term, typically 2-5 years, it is important that you develop a training plan early on in your fellowship.