Paulette McRae, PhD Paulette McRae, PhD, is Assistant Director of Specialty Programs and Diversity in the Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs at CHOP’s Research Institute. Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Background Paulette McRae, PhD, is Assistant Director of Specialty Programs and Diversity in the Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs at CHOP’s Research Institute. In this role, she works to enhance and support CHOP’s growing population of diverse scientists by developing relevant programming and creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for researchers from all backgrounds. Additionally, she works with Research Institute Leadership to lead the development, implementation and management of formal, discipline-specific research programs. Paulette aims to promote and support diversity at all levels by identifying opportunities to expand outreach, visibility and recruitment of students, postdocs and other researchers-in-training. She works closely with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Associate Chair for Diversity in the Department of Pediatrics to align the diversity goals of the Hospital and the Research Institute. Paulette started her career at CHOP as a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Neurology, where her research focused on epilepsy and changes to the extracellular milieu. Upon completion of her training, she spent time as a pharmaceutical industry consultant at ETHOS Health Communications prior to returning to the Research Institute as an Academic Programs Officer. In this position, she developed the support infrastructure for CHOP research trainees and partnered with the University of Pennsylvania to develop CHOP’s inaugural Postdoc Diversity Fellowship Program. Paulette has cultivated relationships with various organizations and institutions to build a talented pipeline of future STEM scholars. She earned her doctoral degree (PhD) in Neurobiology from Yale University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rutgers University. Education and Training Undergraduate DegreeBS in Psychology - Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey Graduate DegreePhD in Neurobiology - Yale University, New Haven, CT Titles and Academic Titles Assistant Director of Specialty Programs and Diversity, Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs at CHOP’s Research Institute. Departments and Services Diversity and Inclusion Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. We are committed to true transparency. However, to ensure the comments are fair and correctly attributed, we review each one before posting to the website. We exclude entire comments that disclose patient's protected health information, are off-topic, or include other confidential or inappropriate content. Comments will appear on provider bios only if providers have a minimum number of comments. Comments are shared internally for education purposes to ensure that we are doing our very best for the patients and families for whom we are privileged to care. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.