The Training, Education and Outreach Core implements an education and mentoring program for the next generation of Penn injury prevention scientists that provides a support network, seeds creative new ideas, and facilitates the translation of research to practice.
Training, Education and Outreach
Penn Injury Science Incubator Sessions
Our monthly research meetings serve as an injury science incubator. Attended by faculty, students, and trainees, these sessions:
Serve to germinate new ideas
Promote critical dialogue about emerging research concepts
Refine research proposals, vet manuscripts
Host data-based presentations
Solve challenges that arise when carrying out research
Penn Injury Science Center Exploratory Grant Program
The purpose of this program is to support Penn faculty in conducting a rigorous study, and have it serve as the basis to seek long-term extramural funding to grow their area of science. Priority will be given to applications that include a topic that is synchronous with the mission of PISC, incorporates the space-time paradigm that targets injury science efforts at the right place at the right time, focuses on the CDC Injury Center Priorities, and provides a clear vision of how this exploratory project fits within the applicant’s larger program of research.
Interdisciplinary Post-Doctoral Fellowships
The University of Pennsylvania Injury Science Center offers 12-24 month post-doctoral research fellowships that focus on scientific training and career development in pursuit of the highest caliber research to promote safety and improve the health of populations. Fellows receive senior mentorship and close peer collaboration in a rich scientific environment with faculty and multiple other fellows across disciplines including public health, engineering, nursing, criminology, social policy, and psychology.
Injury & Trauma Epidemiology Training Program for Botswana
We are running a program to train Botswana to become independent researchers studying behavioral, biomedical, and policy issues in Botswana with a focus on treating and preventing injury and trauma. The program is sponsored by the University of Botswana, the Ministry of Health in Botswana, the University of Pennsylvania (USA), and Fogarty-NIH (USA).
Penn Injury Science Trainee Learning Lab
The Penn Injury Science Center (PISC) Trainee Learning Lab (formerly Student Learning Lab) is now recruiting undergraduate and graduate trainees in Injury Science, including research staff, research assistants, capstone mentees, and those with a keen interest in the field of Injury Science. Trainees will meet virtually, on a monthly basis, to discuss and interpret peer-reviewed injury and violence research articles. Sessions will be led and facilitated by Catherine McDonald, PISC Co-Director of Training and Education, and Associate Professor of Nursing. Authors and co-authors will attend select sessions to discuss their work.
Penn Injury Science Center
Trainee Pilot Grant Program
Penn graduate students, post-doctoral trainees, and trauma fellows who are formally affiliated with the Penn Injury Science Center (PISC) are invited to submit proposals for our Trainee Pilot Grant Program set to fund 2-3 projects. This program will support trainees in conducting a rigorous study that will help build a solid program of research and ultimately to seek extramural funding. Priority will be given to applications that include a topic that is synchronous with the mission of PISC, incorporates the space-time paradigm that targets injury science efforts at the right place at the right time, and offer a clear vision of how this project will help establish the applicant’s larger program of research.