Every year, a new group of undergraduate students immerse themselves in our rich ecosystem of science and discovery through the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP). Hailing from colleges and universities across the country, the highly competitive internship allows the students to experience our breakthroughs firsthand through direct mentorship by CHOP faculty, practical training in labs and research groups, and valuable exposure to a career focused on advancing children’s health. On top of that, CRISSP gives the researchers-in-training a taste of life in Philadelphia, with fun off-campus outings and a chance to network in the city of brotherly love. This year, our batch of 25 students represented a wide range of research interests and worked with principal investigators who lead the field in their respective domains, including mitochondrial medicine, genetics, hematology, neurology, and more. And this year, we got a special glimpse into some of the wonderful moments and memories that marked our scholars’ summer. We invite you to flip through the photo gallery below to learn more about the CRISSP program. (Find more information about the program, including application deadlines and a sample schedule here).
If interested in becoming a faculty host for CHOP-RISES students, please contact Jodi Leckrone.