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© 2018 THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

 

Student Learning Lab 

Student applications

will reopen in the fall 

2020-2021 academic school year. 

About

The Penn Injury Science Center (PISC) Student Learning Lab (SLL) is a new, interactive platform providing students with opportunities to engage in research activities, field projects, dialogue, and training across multiple areas of injury science. The PISC SLL provides hands-on training to students through connections with research mentors and injury science research projects, field activities in injury science outreach and training with community partners, and skills labs with PISC affiliates. PISC SLL brings together undergraduate and graduate students from various disciplines, including public health, nursing, criminology, and social work.  

Example Projects (2018-2019):

  • Collecting and synthesizing pre-existing interventional research on gun violence in communities

  • Initial steps for a research project on creating a mobile Naloxone unit 

  • Analyzing data from mental health/depression screenings of varsity athletes at Penn

  • Coding interviews using NVivo software pertaining to projects such as siting a Safe Injection Facility in Philadelphia and data from a school violence study

  • Literature review surrounding safe driving practices

  • Coding athlete injury data from past Penn Relays events and examining the (current lack of) collegiate injury data banks

  • Providing research assistance for violence and service utilization in Latinx populations  

  • Working with a community organization to expand outreach of the Litter? Not in Philly campaign

  • Creating a mixed method study on the transmission of infectious disease in dorms

How to get involved (Students)

Students are selected via a competitive application process in two recruitment efforts: September and January. They are then matched with a mentor and an associated project, which can be research or community-based. A minimum commitment of 5 hours per week toward their project is required. For  most projects, the only compensation is the experience of being part of a thriving injury community and gaining hands on experience in injury research and practice.

How to get involved (Faculty)

All faculty that are engaged in injury science across a broad range of focus areas are invited to be a mentor. Mentors are required to engage their student trainee in a collaborative project, which can be research or community-based. For most projects, the only compensation is the experience of being part of a thriving injury community and gaining hands on experience in injury research and practice.

Current Mentors (2018-2019)

If you are interested in engaging as a student trainee or faculty mentor, please contact us using the link below.