Trainee Learning Lab: a CDC Success Story

The Trainee Learning Lab at the Penn Injury Science Center is a featured CDC ICRC Success Story for bringing together graduate and undergraduate students across the country (many from fellow Injury Control Research Centers) to discuss injury science and methodology in a virtual setting since 2020.

Trainees discuss articles with one another and then as a group with the author to build skills in critical review and make connections with peers and mentors.

“It is a great opportunity to connect and work with students and researchers across the country.”

Participants have found a rich, collaborative environment in the Trainee Learning Lab, with opportunities for networking and for advanced professional development where they can “consider new ideas without feeling intimidated like [they] often do in other settings,” as one trainee remarked.