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Meet the new Diversity Fellows

Diversity and inclusion are critical drivers to our breakthroughs at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. Fostering a community of scientists from unique backgrounds and academic experiences enables collaboration to meet challenging pediatric problems from a variety of perspectives. In a Q&A series in the coming months, we're featuring five new scholars in the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity program at CHOP.
Our next featured Diversity Fellow Arnold Olali, PhD, is studying how mitochondrial variants can predispose us to common diseases including cancer and increase symptom severity following viral infection.

Read Dr. Olali's Q and A Here

Upcoming Events

To share an upcoming event that is relevant to the CHOP Research Institute community, please email us!

Grant Proposal Readiness Session, 1/11

Physician Fellows, Postdocs, Research Staff
We will define overall readiness to prepare your proposal, in terms of publications, career stage, and your goals from both the basic science and clinical science perspectives.

Learn information about upcoming opportunities with Grant Review Communities, and opportunities at CHOP, including the 2023 Grant Proposal Success Workshop series.
Learn more here

Postdoc Brew 'N Chew, 1/11

Wednesday, January 11, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Colket Building, Room 6040

ATOP's Postdoc Brew ‘N Chew drop-in coffee hour sessions have everything you need first thing in the morning:
  • Casual networking with peers
  • Learn about upcoming events
  • Opportunities to meet with wellness advocates
  • Free hot coffee and pastries! 😊  
Join us to network, socialize and enjoy some free breakfast with your peers. If you have questions or didn't receive a direct calendar invite, please email us at

Science Slam Competitors Registration Deadline, 1/13

CHOP and Penn Research Community

Call for Applications: 2023 Grant Proposal Success Workshop, 1/17

Physician Fellows and Postdocs

2023 Emerging Innovators in Collaborative Research, 1/24

Research Institute Seminar Series, 1/24

Call for Applications Deadline Extended: Bridge to Faculty Program, 1/25 


Special Programs and Approaching Deadlines

Applications Open for the Doris Duke Foundation Physician Scientist Fellowship 

Physician Fellows
The 2023 Doris Duke Foundation Physician Scientist Fellowship is now accepting proposals. The program provides grants to physician scientists at the subspecialty fellowship level who are seeking to conduct additional years of research beyond their subspecialty requirement. The goal is to aid in the transition into a research faculty appointment. The Physician Scientist Fellowship consists of $100,000 for annual direct costs plus $10,000 for annual indirect costs for two years. 

Learn more here. Applications due Jan 13 2023

Registration Now Open for the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) 2023 Annual Conference IN PHILADELPHIA – Early Bird Prices by 1/13

The NPA has opened registration for the 2023 Annual Conference, the largest national conference and networking event dedicated to the postdoctoral community. Taking place April 21 & 22, the Annual Conference brings together postdocs, administrators, representatives from associations and societies, industry, corporations, and more.

Registration also includes free participation in our virtual conference to take place in May 2023.

As an annual meeting host institution, the NPA is offering administrators and postdocs $50 off all single registrations for in-person for postdocs and/or administrators by using promo code 2023ACLH50.
CHOP Postdocs qualify for “Postdoc or Graduate Student Member” pricing. Sign up by Friday, January 13 to take advantage of early-bird rates, click here.

CHOP Diversity Symposium Lecture Series: Leveraging the ABCs for STEM Success, 2/1

CHOP and Penn Research Community

Rigor & Reproducibility Event at CHOP - Recording Available

CHOP recently hosted special guest speaker Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD to discuss “Crisis and Reformation in the Biomedical Sciences” as part of our Research Integrity in Practice seminar series.
In the early 21st century the biomedical sciences encountered a crisis where its rigor and reproducibility was questioned at a time of increasing retractions and concerns about the overall quality of the research output. Concurrent with these trends, there is some evidence that biomedical innovation has slowed in recent decades relative to what is known.
Learn about recent initiatives designed to shore up the reliability of the research output and reform the biomedical research enterprise.
Please click here to view the recording for this event.

Volunteer to Support Summer Student Programs!

All research staff are invited to participate in programming and mentorship to support the growing population of summer research interns hosted by the Office of Outreach Programs.  We are currently recruiting speakers, activity leaders, research mentors, and care providers for shadowing opportunities for over sixty students who will be spending their summer at CHOP as part of the CHOP-RISES, CRISSP, and ARRA programs.  Please consider supporting these important initiatives designed to strengthen and diversify our future biomedical research workforce!  Sign up here and we will follow up with additional details! 
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