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 

New! Injury Prevention Senior Epidemiologist / Assistant Professor 

The Penn Injury Science Center (PISC) in partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health is hiring a Injury Prevention Senior Epidemiologist to work at the senior scientific expert level in the planning, management, and implementation of injury prevention surveillance and data analytic activities. 
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.

Analyzing the data
Statistical Consultation


With our commitment to develop future generations of injury scientists across disciplines, PISC is now providing statistics support to early stage scholars for projects that are focused on the core mission of PISC and for which extramural resources are not currently available.  PISC senior scholars who are early-stage faculty who do not currently have research or discretionary account funding to secure statistical consultation. Read more about what is and what is not covered, and how to apply for funding by clicking the link below.  

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 Resources for ArcGIS


A compiled list of resources by Penn Libraries, this page contains:

  • Consultation: GIS/Mapping consultations

  • Training and workshops: regularly scheduled, on-demand, or tailored to a specific project need

  • Services: value-added services such as geospatial data processing, analysis, and large-scale address geocoding 

  • Outreach: outreach activities through invited class presentations

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 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

The Penn Injury Science Center (PISC) has annual calls through our Trainee Pilot Grant Program to stimulate ideas among early stage investigators. This program supports 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. Stay tuned for the next availability opportunity and click on the link below to see the previous one.